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CFA Cup Round 3 Results: CSL teams cruise to victory, but two penalty upsets

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
Yanbian 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

Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years. Chemers' credentials are second to none – his former blog focused not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.

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