SUZHOU - Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.
The victory ended Huanghai's seven-game losing streak across all competitions while Teda remained winless in all 13 league matches this season, which put coach Wang Baoshan under growing pressure to restore the team's form.
The victory ended Huanghai's seven-game losing streak across all competitions while Teda remained winless in all 13 league matches this season, which put coach Wang Baoshan under growing pressure to restore the team's form
Huanghai got the opener in the 37th minute when Gao Xiang headed in left-back Yang Yu's cross.
Alessandrini converted a penalty in the 57th after his teammate Zhou Junchen was fouled by Teda defender Qian Yumiao. The Frenchman then doubled in the 89th minute to seal the win for Huanghai.
In the game against Guoan, SIPG captain Hulk netted the winning penalty in the 44th minute after Li Ke handled in the box.
Facing Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Chongqing Dangdai Lifan was up by 2-0 in the first half, with goals from Adrian Mierzejewski and Alan Kardec.
Stoppila Sunzu pulled one back for Shijiazhuang shortly after the interval. But Mierzejewski restored Chongqing's two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute and completed his hat-trick with a penalty to seal a 4-1 win.
With one round left, Chongqing has booked a berth in the next stage.
In addition, Mohamed Buya Turay and Brazilian Marcos' goals helped Hebei China Fortune locked up the final seed in Suzhou Division on a 2-0 win over Wuhan Zall.
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