This year’s format avoids seeing the Tianjin Tigers and Henan Songshan Longmen cases again
The 28th Chinese Super League will be held on April 20. Due to the pandemic, like last season, the Chinese Football Association decided to dispute it at the two venues in the first phase. If Dalian and Suzhou were chosen a year ago, then Suzhou is repeating it now, and Guangzhou is the city to replace Dalian. What really changed is the format of the game.
Selected 14 league games last season, divided the club into two groups, and later won the championship and relegation qualifications. 30 league days will be held this year fully. The paradox at the end of last season and the decision in the extreme death cases in Tianjin Huxiao and Henan Songshan Longmen are of great significance. The “last trick” of Federal President Chen Xuyuan and the preparatory team of the Chinese Super League does not want to be repeated under any circumstances.
It is the football escapism performed by the two clubs last season that is worthy of a magician like Qing Lingfu. Although his name is rarely known today, Cheng Lingfu is also the first Chinese magician to gain an international reputation. His importance in the magic world is so great that it is most likely the most iconic film in the art world, paying tribute to him. We’re talking about the “Last Last” starring the successful British directors Christopher Nolan and Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Trick” (The Prestige, 2006).
Tianjin TEDA and Henan Songshan Longmen also completed their last move. In the format of last season, the regular season of the Chinese Super League only had 14 rounds. In the competition, a total of 16 clubs were divided into two groups, Dalian and Suzhou, and played back and forth with the other 7 opponents in the group.
Henan Songshan Dragon Gate is a member of Dalian Group. It completed the final stage of the first stage with only six points. It won a single victory against Shenzhen (1-2) and won against Dalian Lin (1-1) in Guangzhou City. Three innings were tied (1-1) and Shanghai Shenhua (0-0). The situation for the Tianjin Tigers in Suzhou was even worse, because they couldn’t even win in the 14 regular season games and could only score 3 points in the draw with Chongqing. Lingjiang Athletic (2-2), Cangzhou Lions (1-1) and Wuhan Football Club (0-0).
A league disaster, no punishment for the club. Quite the opposite. Well, by continuing to the first stage and directly eliminating among the eight worst teams, everyone has participated in this protracted battle equally. The Tianjin Tigers solved the previous chaos in only two games.
In the rescue on Wang Baoshan’s bench, Frank Acheampong won the double crown 2-0 in the first leg against Shenzhen FC. This was the team’s first victory of the year in the 15th game of the season. This victory, and the subsequent record against Jody Cruyff (1-1) in the second round, ensured the team’s durability at the first opportunity.
The continuity of the Chinese Super League has been triumphant in this field, and the league has been in danger due to the entity’s economic difficulties in recent months, and this can only be confirmed if the federal government joins the league at the last minute.
The Henan Songshan Dragon Gate team also followed the same trajectory. Although he accumulated seven losses in the second round of the regular season, the arrival of Javier Pereira in the qualifiers was the hand of a saint. During the first change, coach Extremadura asked the team to stay.
In the first round defeating Wuhan Football Club with a goal from Henrique Dourado (1-0), Henan Songshan Longmen scored 1-1 in the second round, which benefited A free kick by Wang Shangyuan, a local football player from Zhengzhou. The location of the club.
In this way, the 180-minute match against Wuhan football is enough to make them forget the mediocre regular season. More importantly, overcoming the next two ties, the last confrontation with the Tianjin Tigers even made the club rank ninth this season.