Guangzhou Evergrande's Yang Liyu (left) heads the ball during the game against Shanghai Greenland in the 21st round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sept 3, 2018 in Guangzhou. (DENG HUA / XINHUA)
BEIJING - Beijing Renhe finally claimed their first victory in Chinese Super League this season here on Sunday after a shock 2-1 home victory over powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande thanks to Chen Jie's last-gasp goal.
Evergrande had made it four wins from four without conceding while Renhe suffered a four-game losing streak
Evergrande had made it four wins from four without conceding while Renhe suffered a four-game losing streak.
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Evergrande were one player down just 15 minutes into the game as Paulinho kicked Luo Xin's head.
However, Evergrande took the lead in the 28th minute when Anderson Talisca's free kick hit the upright before Luo Xin's clearance rattled the bar, then Yang Liyu followed to head in from close range.
The hosts levelled the game on the stroke of half time as Luo Xin whipped a cross from right for Makhete Diop to steer a bullet header into the net.
Evergrande dominated the game after the break. Yu Hanchao's attempt was cleared off the line by Liu Jian while Talisca's angled drill smacked the upright.
The game culminated in stoppages as Diop squared for Chen Jie on the edge of box, Chen hit a first-time missile to beat Evergrade's goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo.
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