China News Service, Beijing, July 16th. On the evening of the 15th, the 2021 Super League restarted. In the first fifth round of the make-up match, Zhang Linpeng scored a handball in the zone and the Henan Songshan Longmen drew the Guangzhou team 1:1.
Image source: China Super League official blog.
Before this game, the Guangzhou team had 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and ranked in the Guangzhou division championship group with one game less.
And Henan did not win in 4 rounds, 2 draws and 2 losses ranked in the relegation group, there is a certain strength gap between the two teams.
Towards the end of the first half of the game, Yan Dinghao turned back and assisted Exon with a powerful shot.
In the second half, Niu Ziyi cut inside the world and scored, but due to teammate Chen Pu's foul in the process of scoring, he was ruled invalid.
Then Zhang Linpeng sent a handball in the penalty area, and Dorado made a hit to equalize the score.
Liao Lisheng received a second yellow card for a foul before the end of the game, and was sent off after two yellow cards turned one red.
In the end, Guangzhou drew with Henan 1:1.
At the post-match press conference, Guangzhou head coach Cannavaro said: “After the international game day, the joint training time is not long, and it takes time for the players to regain the tacit understanding. However, the performance of the players today is still good. Work hard."
Henan coach Javier said: "This is a very competitive and fierce game. We have to put in a lot of effort to get this precious 1 point. Our game is struggling with personnel selection, and some players stop. Matches, injuries and avoidance clauses. We have paid a lot on the defensive end and the overall performance is good."
This game also marks the official restart of the Chinese Super League. According to the schedule, rounds 6-14 will be played from July 18th to August 12th.
The frequency of each team's competition is 1 game in 3 days, and the venues are still Guangzhou and Suzhou.
The preparation of the Chinese Super League schedule this season can be described as twists and turns. Under the premise of the impact of the epidemic, it is also necessary to consider the national team's world preliminaries schedule.
The national football team will usher in the first World Preliminary 12 finals on September 2 against Australia.
The second game against Japan will be held on September 7.
Since then, there will be two games in October and November, and the final four top 12 games will be held from January to March next year.
According to media reports, on July 5th, the preparatory work meeting of the Chinese Professional Football Club Federation was held. All parties concerned about the reduction of the Chinese Super League from 30 rounds to 22 rounds and the final eight rounds of the Chinese Super League from early December to early January next year. After finishing the competition and other details, a consensus was reached.