Guangzhou, Jiangsu share the spoils

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 Jiangsu’s Yang Xiaotian tackled Yu Hanchao of Guangzhou Evergrande in the game.

Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande were held to a 1-1 draw by Jiangsu Suning on home soil in the first leg of the CFA Cup final on Sunday.

Ricardo Goulart gave Guangzhou the lead just nine minutes into the first leg before Alex Teixeira levelled 19 minutes after the break with a header for the reigning CFA Cup holders, who will host the second leg in Nanjing next week.

Guangzhou had chances to clinch a home victory, but only to see Paulinho hit the post in the 85th minute and Goulart narrowly missed the target in the injury time.

“It was a very tough game against the strongest team in China,” Teixeira, who scored the equalizing goal for Jiangsu said after the match.

“The goal we scored today gives us an away-goal advantage in the second leg, we will take good use of it and fight for the title at home,” he added.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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