Shenhua climbs to 5th with Shide win
(Shanghai Daily )
Updated: 2006-05-22 08:54 Shanghai Shenhua SVA beat arch-rival Dalian Shide
2-1 in Dalian yesterday for its first two-win run of the season.
Shenhua played more aggressive against a Dalian team still reeling from the
AFC Champions League loss to Chonbok Hyundai last week, and plagued with
Shenhua's attack paid dividends in the eighth minute as Du Wei's powerful
long ball beat diving goalie Chen Dong.
Dalian leveled 10 minutes later with striker Zou Jie tapping in a Hu Zhaojun
Honduran striker Luis Ramirez, who is likely to be traded to Qingdao, headed
in the winner from a corner kick in the 83rd minute.
Shenhua signed former German international Carsten Jancker last week. The
powerful striker, expecting his local league clearance this week, will add to
the competition in the already-crowded strike force at Shenhua, which has five
Shenhua rose to fifth place in the Chinese Super League on 20 points, one shy
Shandong Luneng routed Liaoning Zhongyu 5-0 to stay top of the table with 30
points, followed by Changchun Yatai (27) and Beijing Guo'an (21).
In other 14th round action at the weekend, it was: Chang-chun 4, Beijing 1;
Shenzhen Kingway 1, Wuhan Huang-helou 0; Xiamen Lions 0, Xi'an International 1;
and Qingdao Zhongneng 3, Tianjin Teda 2.