There was CFA Cup Third Round action across China yesterday and matches pretty much went as expected, with Chinese Super League clubs hosting lower division clubs and cruising to victory in all but two matches.
Dalian Shide, struggling in the league this season, jumped all over Yanbian, putting eight goals on the board against the weak China League side. Guangzhou R&F survived a scare, going down 2-1 to Hunan only to fight back with two second half goals to advance. Most CSL clubs were able to keep their opponents off the scoreboard.
CSL teams didn’t fare very well in matches that went to penalty kicks, as only Shenhua was able to manage a penalty victory. Their crosstown rivals Shenxin fell to Shenyang Shenbei while Jiangsu had a bit of a let down after a big road win in Beijing, losing to Chengdu on penalties.
There is still one Round 3 game left to play, with Guizhou Renhe hosting Guangdong Sunray Cave next week. We’ll provide all the fourth round matchups for you once that match has been played.
|Shanghai Shenxin 2||Shandong Luneng 4|
|Shenyang Shenbei 2||Dongguan 0|
|(Shenbei wins 4-2 on penalties)|
|Changchun Yatai 2|
|Dalian Shide 8||Hohhot Dongjin 0|
|Jiangsu Sainty 1|
|Hangzhou Greentown 3||Chengdu Blades 1|
|Shanghai East Asia 0||(Blades win 5-4 on penalties)|
|Qingdao Jonoon 4||Shanghai Shenhua 0|
|Guizhou Zhicheng 0||Shenzhen Ruby 0|
|(Shenhua wins 5-4 on penalties)|
|Dalian Aerbin 2|
|Beijing Institute of Tech. 1||Guangzhou R&F 3|
|Hunan Billows 2|
|Henan Construction 2|
|Chongqing Lifan 0|
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