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Chinese Super League: Jiangsu Suning Falls to Hangzhou Greentown; Loses Chance to Trim Guangzhou Evergrande's Lead

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(Photo : Getty Images) Jiangsu Suning fell to Hangzhou Greentown, 0-3, in a 2016 Chinese Super League match at the Yellow Dragon Sports Center this past weekend.

Jiangsu Suning FC lost 0-3 against the lowly Hangzhou Greentown FC in a 2016 Chinese Super League match at the Yellow Dragon Sports Center last Sunday.

With the loss, Jiangsu Suning failed to trim the gap between them and current league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande in the league table. Guangzhou's has increased its lead of the table to seven points with four games left in the season. Guangzhou was held to a goalless draw by Shanghai SIPG on Saturday.

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Hangzhou's Brazilian striker Anselmo Ramon netted a brace and provided one assist.

Ramon opened the scoring in the 33rd minute of the game as he caught midfielder Luo Jing's cross, controlled the ball, and slotted it past the gloves of Jiangsu shot stopper Gu Chao.

The Brazilian doubled his team's lead four minutes into the second half after a one-on-one move against Gu.

Ramon provided the assist for Hangzhou's third and final goal of the match, passing to defender Cheng Mouyi with two minutes left before the full-time whistle.

It was the first loss for manager Choi Yong-soo's side since July.

Jiangsu Suning still has four games left to play this season, and each one will be crucial if they are going to reach their goal of breaking the Southern China Tigers' five-year reign as China top-flight champions.

Jiangsu's next match will be against Shanghai SIPG on Oct. 15 before facing Chongqing Lifan one week later. Their most important match of the season will be on Oct. 26 against Guangzhou Evergrande. This game could potentially decide which team will be crowned as champions this year.

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