Guangzhou Evergrande defeat Shandong Luneng 2-1

2017-07-15 15:40:16 GMT2017-07-15 23:40:16(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande, six-timechampions of Chinese Super League (CSL), defeated Shandong Luneng2-1 on Saturday in the 17th round of the season, ending up itstwo-game losing streak.

Both teams had key players absent. Alan of Guangzhou Evergrandehad an injury and the team's captain Zheng Zhi was on a four-gamesuspension, and Shandong Luneng's two wing forwards Liu Binbin andWu Xinghan also had injuries.

Brazilian Ricardo Goulart opened the scoring with a headerbefore the first half ended, after Huang Bowen launched a lef-sidecorner.

Italian Graziano Pelle equalized the game also with a header inthe 60th minute, with Jin Jingdao's passing from the right side.The match day was also the striker's 32-year-old birthday.

Li Xuepeng was substituted by Zou Zheng in the 77th minute, whoscored a winning ball only four minutes after coming off thebench.

In other matches played on Saturday, Yanbian lost to ShanghaiSIPG 1-3, Beijing Guoan won over Guizhou Hengfeng 2-0, ChongqingLifan beat Hebei China Fortune 2-1, and Henan Jianye edged LiaoningShenyang Carsing 2-1.

Tianjin Elion tied with Jiangsu Suning 1-1 on Friday.Enditem