Chinese Super League News: Tianjin Teda pulls off 4-0 demolition of Changchun Yatai, earns second win in three games
|Cristian Andal |||Sep 22, 2016 02:53 AM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) Tianjin Teda romped Changchun Yatao, 4-0, in a 2016 Chinese Super League season game at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium on Wednesday.
Tianjin Teda FC pulled off a huge 4-0 win over bottom two squad Changchun Yatai FC in a 2016 Chinese Super League season game at their home field of Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium on Wednesday.
Colombian striker Fredy Moreno, who was signed by Tianjin back in February from Primeira Liga club Sporting Clube de Portugal for a transfer fee of €5 million, scored a brace to lead head coach Jaime Pacheco's men in completing the four-goal haul.
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The 29-year-old Campo de la Cruz, Colombia native opened the scoring at the 14th minute of the match with an individual goal versus Changchun shot stopper Yi Fan, via Sofa Score. The team was able to keep the one-point advantage until the halftime break.
Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne then doubled the lead with a penalty kick seven minutes after the restart before Montero scored his second goal of the contest at the 63rd from an assist by midfielder Hui Jiakang, making it a 3-0 count.
Gabonese forward Malick Evouna, who substituted for Diagne at the 74th, put the icing on the cake with a goal two minutes before the full time whistle, with the pass coming from midfielder Hu Rentian, as per Soccerway.
The win was Tianjin's second in their last three games following a 10-game winless slide which saw them drop to the bottom quarter of the 16-team China top flight table. They climbed to 11th place at the moment after the much-needed victory, seven points above the bottom two relegation zone currently occupied by Changchun and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.
Meanwhile, the loss snapped Changchun's three-game unbeaten run as the team remained at the 15th spot in the overall standings. They are two points ahead of cellar-dwelling Shijiazhuang and are only three points behind 14th-place team Hangzhou Greentown with five rounds to go in the season.
This means that head coach Lee Jang-soo's squad must finish the season strongly in order to avoid relegation to the China League One, the country's second division domestic competitions, next term.
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