Beijing narrow the gap as Evergrande held

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Beijing Guoan went back to the 2nd place in the league standings after beating Dalian Yifang 2-0 while league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande ended their winning streak as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Chongqing Siwei on Thursday.

In the other Thursday matches of the rescheduled 22nd round of CSL, Shandong Luneng were beaten by Wuhan Zall 2-1, Tianjin Tianhai tied with Shanghai Shenhua 2-2.

Beijing guoan dominated the match against Dalian Yifang from the beginning, but didn't break the deadlock until the second half. Ba Dun's close-range shot and Zhang Yuning's powerful strike helped Beijing Guoan seal the victory at 2-0. With the win, Beijing Guoan overtook Shanghai SIPG to retain the second place in the league table.

Guangzhou Evergrande failed to extend their winning streak to a record of 14 matches. Though Anderson Talisca opened the scoring with a free kick for the host, Chongqing Siwei almost immediately levelled the score at 1-1 two minutes later through Feng Jin. The scoreline was kept unchanged till the end of the match.

Wuhan Zall conceded a goal in the 18th minute due to a blunder from their goalkeeper. However, the home team scored twice in five minutes through Ming Tian and Liu Yun to take a 2-1 lead and prevailed to win the match. 

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