In the first four rounds of the league, Evergrande and National Security maintained a strong position. Both teams not only won four consecutive victories, but also did not concede goals. Guoan scored 9 goals, Hengda scored 9 goals, Hengda lagged behind 2 net winners ranked second. Hengda won 4-0 in the Asian Championship this week, regaining the top spot in the group.
In the league and Asian Championship, Hengda returned to the League to face those who had lost in the previous four consecutive games, although away games deserved to win the opening five consecutive wins. At least, Hengda absolutely has this ability in terms of paper strength. However, in the first 15 minutes of the match between Ren and Hengda, there was an unexpected situation: Paulinio kicked Luo Xin and was sent off by referee Wang Di.
In the remaining 75 minutes, Hengda had to face the situation of one man less fighting. Yang Liyu scored a goal through a supplementary shot in front of the door, but the disadvantage of playing one less player soon emerged. Diop tied the score before half-time. In the final stage of the game, especially in the last 15 minutes, Hengda players are obviously unable to support themselves because of their physical strength in the two matches in a week. As a result, Chen Jie completed the killing.
From all levels, the Evergrande League should not lose to the deputy monitor, but this is the reality. Hengda has adjusted its lineup this season, with five new recruits aged 95 and 96 joining in. Although all five domestic players are national players, they are still generally young. One reason is to play twice a week, and one less person is also one reason. In addition, Hengdas internal rules for only two foreign aid players in the League limit Cannavaros staff to a certain extent.
Combined with the above factors and coincidences, Hengda lost its first league match of the season.