Shanghai Shenhua put behind them the dissapointment of losing to Sydney in the last minute of their ACL clash last week with a solid 2-1 win away to Henan yesterday. Luis Salmeron scored a penalty for his fourth goal of the season, and Columbian fullback Juan Camilo Angulo got his first goal for the club.
Henan pulled one back after a questionable penalty but it wasn’t enough to deny Shenhua their second Chinese Super League victory in a row. Check out the match report on ESPN.
The win sets Shenhua up nicely as they prepare welcome Shandong Luneng to Hongkou stadium next Friday evening at 19.45 for the first big game of the season.
Ground: Hongkou Football Stadium, Hongkou District, Shanghai
Capacity: 35,000 (26,000 for football)
Honours: Chinese top-tier league champions: 1995
Chinese top-tier league runners-up: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008
Chinese FA Cup winners: 1998
Chinese FA Cup runners up: 1995, 1997, 2015