|Cristian Andal |||Sep 22, 2016 02:46 AM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) Beijing Guoan routed Yanbian Funde, 3-0, in their 2016 Chinese Super League match at the Workers’ Stadium on Wednesday behind a brace from striker Burak Yilmaz.
Beijing Guoan routed Yanbian Funde, 3-0, in their 2016 Chinese Super League match at the Workers' Stadium on Wednesday behind a brace from striker Burak Yilmaz.
With the big win, the Chinese capital city squad extended their unbeaten run to four games as they finally climbed to the top five of the current 16-team China top flight table from being as low as the 15th spot during the first few weeks of the season, Cri English reported.
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The 31-year-old Turkish forward, who was acquired by Guoan in February from Turkish Süper Lig side Galatasaray for a transfer fee of €8 million, led the home squad as he netted a brace at the 10th and 22nd minutes of the game, as per Sofa Score.
His opening goal came from an assist by midfielder Zhang Xiaobin while the second one was off a one-on-one goal against Yanbian goalkeeper Chi Wenyi.
Brazil international Renato Augusto netted one at the 36th minute, with the assist this time coming from defender Li Lei, to complete the Imperial Guards' three-goal haul in the contest.
With 36 points in 25 matches, head coach Xie Feng's squad still has five games left in their campaign this term to try and snag an AFC Champions League berth for next season as they are only six points behind Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, who presently occupies the third spot in the overall standings.
Only the top three teams at the end of the season will qualify in the said Asian club continental tournament next year.
Meanwhile, Yanbian Funde, last season's China League One winners, were not able to respond with any goals throughout the contest despite the attacking presence of South Korean striker Kim Seung-dae and Gambian winger Bubacarr Trawally.
It was the fourth winless performances for head coach Park Tae-ha's side in their last five matches, which have kept them at ninth place in the league table at the moment. The team is comfortably nine points above the bottom two relegation area but is 10 points below the top three spots in the standings.
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