Fabio Cannavaro is banking on Anthony Modeste having a major influence on the latter stages of the Chinese Super League after the Frenchman scored his first goal since joining Tianjin Quanjian last month.
The former FC Koln and Hoffenheim forward netted deep into injury time to earn Tianjin a draw against Changchun Yatai but Cannavaro's side still missed the chance to move back into third place as the battle for a place in the Asian Champions League intensifies.
"I don't need to comment on Modeste,...
Gus Poyet said he was focusing on the Chinese FA Cup as his Shanghai Shenhua side were thrashed 5-0 by Shandong Luneng, who moved up to third in the Chinese Super League.
Felix Magath's side moved a point ahead of Tianjin Quanjian and within four points of second-placed Shanghai SIPG as Graziano Pelle scored twice and Shenhua were reduced to 10 men.
Poyet fielded a weakened side ahead of his club's cup semifinal first leg against second division Shanghai Shenxin on Tuesday.
"As you all know, we...
Shandong Luneng overcame the absence of Graziano Pelle to notch up a late 3-2 win over Henan Jianye thanks to a brace in the final 10 minutes from striker Diego Tardelli.
Pelle was ruled out of the game due to illness but Shandong took the lead through Wu Xinghan's glancing header after just three minutes.
However, goals from Zhong Jinbao and Ke Zhao put Henan in front before Tardelli's double -- scored in the 80th and 89th minutes -- secured all three points for Shandong.
"Pelle's absence was not...
Shanghai Shenhua's Chinese Super League clash with Shandong Luneng, which was scheduled to be played this weekend, has been postponed due to ongoing repair work at Hongkou Stadium.
The venue was damaged in a fire in late March and the CSL has delayed the meeting between the two teams until Sept. 19 to allow repairs to be carried out on the stadium's electrical circuits.
The security bureau in Hongkou announced last month that there were no casualties and that the fire had been extinguished, while...