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Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:14
CC Yatai edges Dalian Pro, Shanghai Port thrashes Tianjin JMT
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Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:14 By Xinhua

Oscar (center) of Shanghai Port FC shoots during the 1st round match between Shanghai Port FC and Tianjin JMT FC at the 2021 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu province, April 22, 2021. (LI BO / XINHUA)

SUZHOU, China - CC Yatai FC chalked up a 2-1 victory over Dalian Pro, while Shanghai Port FC trounced Tianjin JMT FC 6-1 in the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Thursday.

Marko Arnautovic of Shanghai Port FC scored a hat-trick and his teammate Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior contributed four assists

CC Yatai FC opened the scoring in the 35th minute, as Brazilian forward Gleidionor Figueiredo Pinto Junior, or Junior Negao, successfully jinked defenders and knocked a powerful volley close to the box.

Another Brazilian forward, Erik Nascimento de Lima, added a goal in the 61st minute, after his fellow player Junior Negao hit an accurate cross. The shot was first denied by Dalian Pro's goalkeeper, but Erik seized the second chance to knock in the rebound.

Dalian Pro earned a penalty in the 91st minute after Tao Qianglong hit a cross at the arm of Sun Jie of CC Yatai FC, and Marcus Danielsson converted the penalty and claimed a point though a rapid low drive.

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"I'm not satisfied with the performances of our players in the last minutes. We cannot lose our momentum throughout the game," said CC Yatai FC head coach Chen Yang at the post-game press conference.

In the other game, Marko Arnautovic of Shanghai Port FC scored a hat-trick and his teammate Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior contributed four assists.

Arnautovic led his team to batter Tianjin JMT FC with a header in the 26th minute, a push in the 48th minute and a volley in the box in the 57th minute.

Tianjin JMT FC finally got their chance to save some face at the injury time, as Jules Iloki slotted the goal into the net in the box in the 94th minute.


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