Chongqing tie Shanghai SIPG 2-2 at home

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-21 23:50:26|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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CHONGQING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic made his debut, scored in his first goal in the Chinese Super League (CSL) as his Shanghai SIPG were held to a 2-2 draw by Chongqing Lifan in the 19th round of the CSL here on Sunday.

Arnautovic, who joined the defending champions SIPG with a reporting transfer fee of 25 million euros earlier this month, came out to play in the second half. The former West Ham forward scored his first goal in China only 18 minutes later as he received an accurate long pass from Oscar to head home which gave SIPG a 2-1 lead.

Chongqing's Brazilian forward Alan Karde converted a penalty in the 72nd minute to clinch one point for the home side, before Shanghai SIPG's midfielder Cai Huikang was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the game.

Brazil's Fernandinho Pereira opened the scoring for Chongqing in the stoppage time of the first half but Oscars' cross in the 50th minute forced an own goal from Chongqing defender Yuan Mincheng which helped SIPG level the score.

SIPGH will next take on Guangzhou Evergrande for CFA Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, while Chongqing face Hebei China Fortune FC in the CSL next Saturday.