Chinanews client, Beijing, November 12 (Bian Liqun) Beijing Guoan, who desperately defended in the last 30 minutes of the game, finally defended the 1:1 tie in the final round of the Super League on the evening of the 11th. In the end, they scored 3 :2 defeated Shanghai SIPG, and won the third place in the Super League, but also thrilled to keep the qualification for the AFC next season.

The unsatisfactory game process is like the epitome of Guoan's entire Super League season.

Captain Augusto and coach Genesio communicated on the scene.

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  It is undeniable that under the epidemic, this is a special and difficult season, and every Chinese Super League team has encountered unprecedented challenges.

In the long pre-season preparations, Guoan's difficulties may be the most difficult among the top three.

For quite a long time, Genesio was in an overseas "cloud command" state, and core foreign players such as Bakambu, Augusto, and Vieira also joined the team at the buzzer before the start of the season.

  This caused Beijing Guoan’s performance in the first stage to be unstable. They drew successively with Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Yongchang, two newly promoted horses, and also lost in the "Battle of Tianwangshan" with Shanghai SIPG. Since then, they have been successively defeated by Wuhan. Zall and Hebei China Happiness are tied.

In the first stage, the state of Guoan foreign aid Jin Minya (left) showed ups and downs.

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  In the first stage of the 14th round, 8 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses were achieved. This is obviously not a successful record of the Chinese Super League team. In the two strong dialogues with SIPG, Guoan encountered the embarrassment of being double-killed by the opponent.

  In 6 games that failed to win, Guoan took the lead in 5 games.

Especially in the case of three goals ahead of Qingdao Huanghai, the opponent chased three goals in a row, and the lead of 2 goals in stoppage time was tied by Hebei Huaxia Happiness. The two draws were a bit weird.

Guangzhou Evergrande and Jiangsu Suning will stage the final championship showdown.

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  You know, in the A group of strong teams, Guangzhou Evergrande, also a championship team, won a strong 11 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, and Jiangsu Suning also achieved a record of 7 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses.

As for Shanghai SIPG, which is in the same group as Guoan, it won 10 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, and its gold content is much higher than that of Guoan.

  Of course, Tianjin TEda's 1 win to relegation, Wuhan Zall and Shijiazhuang Yongchang finally staged a relegation battle of life and death, all proved that the first stage of this special season is not a destiny factor.

  But I have to say that if Beijing Guoan can enter the second stage as the first in Group B, it may be able to avoid an early encounter with Evergrande in the semifinals, and the chance of winning the championship will be relatively higher.

After the game, Genesio also said with emotion that it was a pity that he failed to win the group first in the first stage.

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  Looking back at Guoan's performance in the second stage, the persuasiveness is actually not sufficient.

In the two rounds of eight into four, the referee became the focus, which also affected the direction of the game to a certain extent.

For example, Guoan's overtake goal in the second round was to use the node of the players' mood swings after Luneng's goal was blown off, and scored after stealing the frontcourt, and finally advanced to the semi-finals.

  As for the 3 or 4 contest with Shanghai SIPG, it also means a lot of "lucky".

The opponent's core Oscar, Shi Ke and Yang Shiyuan missed the second round due to injuries or suspension. At the same time, the frontcourt players were in a very depressed state and lacked ways to attack in positional battles.

Even so, in the second half of the second round, SIPG almost broke Guoan's goal many times. If it weren't for Hossen's brave performance and Hulk and Anautovic's feet feel too poor, Guoan's AFC Champions League I'm afraid I can't get the qualification so easily.

  Although there were some imperfections in the process, from the results, Guoan still achieved an acceptable bottom line of results, which is not satisfactory.

From another perspective, this special season, which is biased towards the game system, is the best node for the National Security Championship. In the end, the team still has no choice but to swallow the bitter fruit of three consecutive seasons of defeats.

  After missing this node, Beijing Guoan will face numerous problems.

Zhang Xizhe (left) is about to turn 30 years old.

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  In the game this season, it can be seen that the dual-core skills of Vieira and Augusto have been weakened, which are caused by age, injury, and mental state.

  In addition, the average age of the team has reached 27.9 years. It is the oldest team in the semi-finals this season and the sixth highest average age among the 16 Super League teams.

Among the main players of Guoan in the past three seasons, 7 players will reach 30 years old next year, which means that the team is about to enter the renewal stage.

Zhang Yuning was named the best player in the 16th round of the Super League.

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  Among Guoan's U23 players this season, Zhang Yuning was the best, scoring 6 goals and 4 assists in 19 games.

Hou Yongyong played 8 times before the injury, scored 2 goals and contributed 1 assist.

Goalkeeper Guo Quanbo has played 12 times, which is also the one with more chances among young players.

  But apart from them, Guoan doesn't have many young players who have the ability to take over important tasks.

What is even more difficult is that among them, only Hou Yongyong will still be a U23 player next year. It can be foreseen that Guoan will be greatly restricted by the U23 player appearance policy next season.

This kind of restriction has appeared many times this season. Renesio often replaced Zhang Yuning with goalkeeper Guo Quanbo.

  Nine days later, Guoan will embark on the AFC Champions League journey.

If Guoan, who sent the second team to play, can win Chengdu Xingcheng first in the FA Cup, in December, they may face the test of another front.

By then, there will be only three months left before the new season of the Super League.

  Whether to stay at Genesio, adjust foreign aid, and whether to sign some positions to prepare for the replacement... After this unsatisfactory season, Guoan's immediate problems, in fact, there are really many.