WATCH: Guangzhou Evergrande Beat R&F in FA Cup Goalfest

By Ned Kelly, August 4, 2017

0 0

This week's Chinese FA Cup quarter finals saw an absolute goalfest as city rivals Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F vied for a place in the semis. R&F were the favorites to proceed after a 4-2 victory in the first leg at the Yuexiushan Stadium. But never rule out six-times defending CSL champions Evergrande, who stormed to a 7-2 victory at the Tianhe Stadium, making it a ridiculous 9-6 on aggregate.

Evergrande's goals came from Muriqui (2), Alan (2), Yu Hanchao, Gao Lin and Zhang Chenglin, R&F's from Renatinho and Zahavi. R&F also had Chen Zhizhao dismissed for a second yellow card in the 42nd minute, with the tie poised at 5-5.

   

Evergrande will play Shanghai SIPG in the semi final. That means the trophy-chasing rivals will meet an incredible six times this season, after their CSL meetings and upcoming two-legged AFC Champions League quarter final.

Shanghai SIPG also completed the unlikely second leg comeback to set up that semi. Tasked with reversing a 3-0 drubbing by Tianjin Quanjian in the first leg, they pulled it off at the Shanghai Stadium with a 4-0 win. Goals came from Oscar, Zheng Zhiyun and a brace from the Hulk.

   

The big upset of the quarter finals came at Jinshian Football Stadium, where, having drawn the first 2-2 in Nanjing, second tier Shanghai Shenxin dumped Chinese Super League big-spenders Jiangsu Suning out with a 2-1 win, both goals coming from Brazilian Biro Biro. Jiangsu's goal came from Ji Xiang. It is a result that will further put pressure on Jiangsu's World Cup winning coach Fabio Capello.


Shenxin will play city rivals Shanghai Shenhua in the semi final, who saw out a 0-0 draw with Shandong Luneng at the Hongkou Football Stadium, having won the first leg 3-0 away from home.


Those two-legged semi finals will take place as follows:

Aug 15-16-17 TBC, Shanghai SIPG vs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Stadium
Sep 19-20-21 TBC Guangzhou Evergrande vs Shanghai SIPG, Tianhe Stadium

Aug 15-16-17 TBC, Shanghai Shenhua vs Shanghai Shenxin, Hongkou Football Stadium
Sep 19-20-21 TBC Shanghai Shenxin vs Shanghai Shenhua, Jinshian Football Stadium

more news

Guangzhou Professor Fired Over Sexual Harassment Claims

The 40-year-old professor of primatology is reported to have sexually harassed at least nine female students and colleagues.

These 3 Metro Stations Now Use Facial Recognition in Guangzhou

It’s presently unclear if – or when – the facial recognition security scheme will be rolled out across the rest of Guangzhou’s metro system.

Cash Rewards Offered for Disease-Carrying Bugs in Guangzhou

Kissing bugs are known to spread Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can result in death if left untreated.

NBA Superstar Kevin Durant Spotted in Guangzhou

This will be the All-Star's seventh time stepping foot in the Middle Kingdom. Keep your eyes peeled, basketball fans!

Pool-Side BBQ to Celebrate French Nat’l Day 2018 in Guangzhou, Shenzhen

Local French and Chinese communities will gather together to celebrate the French National Day where they will be exposed to the diversity of French culture.

8 Restaurants Got Michelin Stars in First Guangzhou Guide

The day of reckoning for Guangzhou's chefs and restaurateurs has hit; here are the results.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsGuangzhou for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Guangzhou With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.