Zhang Yuning scores as Beijing Guoan stay perfert

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-20 23:48:33|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan maintained their perfect start to the season after beating Hebei China Fortune 1-0 on Saturday in the sixth round of the Chinese Super League.

Beijing Guoan, who have 18 points from their six matches, equalling the best start of the Chinese Super League in history.

Neither of the sides scored in the first half as Zhang Yuning's close-range header was blocked by goalkeeper. The 22-year-old fired Beijing Guoan ahead by smashing the decisive ball into the net in the 65th minutes, giving the league leaders three points edge over the second-placed Guangzhou Evergrand.

"It's not a easy win for us and I am so glad to see all players fight like a unit for the victory. I'm proud of them," said Roger Schmidt,the head coach of Beijing Guoan.

In Saturday's two other games, Tianjin TEDA moved up to fourth in the table after edging Henan Jianye 3-2 while Beijing Renhe draw 0-0 with Shenzhen.

Henan Jianye recovered from two goals down and almost earn a 2-2 draw, but Frank Acheampong scored the winning goal on 75 minutes for Tianjin TEDA.

"It's good to win, but we should have done better when we lead 2-0," the coach of TEDA Uli Stielike said, "we need to analysis the problems after the match"