Alessandrini at the double as Qingdao draws with Shijiazhuang in CSL

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-01 22:34:31|Editor: huaxia
(SP)CHINA-SUZHOU-FOOTBALL-CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE-SHIJIAZHUANG EVER BRIGHT FC VS QINGDAO HUANGHAI FC (CN) 

Romain Alessandrini (1st R) of Qingdao Huanghai FC celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the second round match between Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC and Qingdao Huanghai FC at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

SUZHOU, China, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored a brace to help Qingdao Huanghai draw 2-2 with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in the battle of two newly-promoted teams in the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday.

Striker Oscar Taty Maritu gave Ever Bright a 1-0 lead with a header from Zang Yifeng's corner in the 35th minute.

But under pressure from Huanghai's rapid counter-attack, Stoppila Sunzu failed to clear and Alessandrini equalized from close range four minutes later.

The Zambian center-back made amends in the 74th minute, rounding off a commanding performance with a header from Matheus Leite Nascimento's pinpoint corner.

Ever Bright seemed to have sealed the victory, but Alessandrini scored Huanghai's equalizer with a left-footed curling shot from distance in the 86th minute.

Ever Bright next faces Wuhan Zall, while Huanghai takes on Shanghai SIPG. Enditem

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