Beijing Guo'an finish runners-up in Chinese Super League after comeback win over Shandong Luneng

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-01 21:23:53|Editor: Yurou
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BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The miracle didn't happen Sunday as Beijing Guo'an still missed the Chinese Super League (CSL) title despite a strong comeback 3-2 victory over Shandong Luneng here on Sunday.

Guo'an were second in the league table with 67 points before Sunday's game, two behind Guangzhou Evergrande. Evergrande only need one point to secure their 8th CSL title due to the superior head-to-head record against Guoan.

The away side Luneng was up by two goals after 34 minutes thanks for a pair of strikes from Roger Guedes and Marouane Fellaini.

However, Guo'an ran riot in four minutes before the interval as Zhang Yuning smashed in a shot before Renato Augusto converted a spot-kick.

The game became intense as the time wore on and Guo'an threw on Wang Ziming and Fernando Lucas Martins to enhance the attack.

It culminated in the dying minutes when substitute Wang scored the last-gasp winner on Augusto's assist to seal a 3-2 victory for Guo'an.

But it was not enough for the capital team to turn around the title race as Evergrande overcame Shanghai Shenhua with a convincing 3-0 victory to lift the championship.