Hebei China Fortune upset Shanghai SIPG 2-0 in a Chinese Super League (CSL) game on Saturday night, putting an end to SIPG's unbeaten record.
SIPG, as the stronger team, created more opportunities in the first half but China Fortune scored first. In the 45th minute, Paulinho hit the post with a shot from right of the box but the ball bounced to China Fortune's Wang Qiuming who made it 1-0.
SIPG took another hit during the half-time break as their midfield core Oscar was taken off with an injury. The team still could not score in the second half and ended up capitulating again at the end of the game. Samir Memisevic found Marcao who broke into the box with a through ball. Marcao tricked SIPG's goalkeeper Yan Junling and scored to make it 2-0 at the final whistle.
Paulinho #8 of Hebei China Fortune and Ricardo Lopes #9 of Shanghai SIPG chase the ball inthe CSL game in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, September 5, 2020. /VCG
Marcao #10 of Hebei China Fortune controls the ball in the CSL game against Shanghai SIPG in Suzhou, September 5, 2020. /VCG
Marko Arnautovic #7 of Shanghai SIPG shoots the ball in the CSL game against Hebei China Fortune in Suzhou, September 5, 2020. /VCG
Ricardo Lopes #9 of Shanghai SIPG shoots the ball in the CSL game against Hebei China Fortune in Suzhou, September 5, 2020. /VCG
Players of Shanghai SIPG and Hebei China Fortune compete for a header in the CSL game in Suzhou, September 5, 2020. /VCG