Published: 10:53, April 20, 2024
Zhejiang beat Tianjin 3-2 in Chinese Super League
By Xinhua
Tianjin Jinmen Tiger's Albion Ademi (left) and Zhejiang FC's Sun Zhengao vie for the ball during a Chinese Super League soccer match between Zhejiang FC and Tianjin Jinmen Tiger in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 19, 2024. (PHOTO / IC VIA XINHUA)

BEIJING - Zhejiang FC orchestrated a comeback in the seventh round of the Chinese Super League, defeating Tianjin Jinmen Tiger 3-2 on Friday.

The game began with Tianjin taking an early lead in the 13th minute when Wang Qiuming scored a goal with a precise shot. Zhejiang responded strongly in the 37th minute as Brazilian Leonardo's low cross found Deabeas Owusu-Sekyere, who calmly slotted the ball into the net to equalize the score.

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Tianjin regained the lead in the 54th minute with a powerful strike from Albion Ademi inside the penalty area. However, their advantage was short-lived as Huang Jiahui of Tianjin received a red card for a malicious foul on Li Tixiang.

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Taking advantage of the extra man, Zhejiang leveled the score in the 73rd minute as Owusu-Sekyere capitalized on a chaotic situation to score his second goal of the night.

The turning point came in the 80th minute when Leonardo scored with a header, completing Zhejiang's comeback.