Shanghai SIPG striker Hulk will soon be tagged by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defender Choi Chul during his group H game of the AFC Champions League at the Khalifa International Stadium in the Qatari capital Doha on Sunday. SIPG won 2-1.
A late penalty from the substitute Hulk from the second half brought Shanghai SIPG a 2-1 win over two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in Doha on Sunday and ensured the perfect start of the Chinese Super League in the 2020 AFC Champions League.
The Brazilian started alongside compatriot Oscar on the bench, but the pair’s introduction swung the Group H game in SIPG’s favor after the former Chelsea man was upset in the box by Jeonbuk defender Hong Jeong-ho.
Hulk shot high into the net with eight minutes left to claim victory for Vitor Pereira’s side after Lu Wenjun’s early start was canceled by Jeonbuks Gustavo shortly afterwards.
The result brings Shanghai six points ahead of Japanese Yokohama F Marinos at the top of Group H, while Jeonbuk has a single point and is linked to Sydney FC.
Earlier in the day, Guangzhou Evergrande got off to a bad start when Fabio Cannavaro’s team was led to a goalless draw by South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
Wei Shihao missed from close range 15 minutes from the end of Guangzhou’s first game in Group G of the delayed continental championship.
Wei Shihao of Guangzhou Evergrande in action with Ko Seung-beom of Suwon Samsung Bluewings during their ACL Group G game in Doha on Sunday. It ended 0-0.
« We are disappointed that we didn’t win. It would have been good to get away with a win at the beginning, but unfortunately not, « said defender Tyias Browning.
« Conceding a goal is always a confidence boost. We did our job in defense but hopefully we can score a few more goals in the next game. « . «
Only three teams are playing in Group G after Malaysian Johor Darul Ta’zim was forced to retire after not being allowed to travel to Qatar, where the competition is held in a centralized format within a biosecure Bladder is discharged.
Guangzhou’s next game is on Wednesday against Japanese club Vissel Kobe, who lead the table after beating Suwon in February.
Fifteen teams are playing in Qatar in the newly planned ACL games for clubs from East Asia. The group stage lasts until the 4th. December. The knockout round starts on 6. December. The final will also be on 19. December in Doha.
Iranian team Persepolis have already qualified to win the competition after going through the West Asian half of the draw in October.
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