The Chinese team won 5-0 in a friendly match

26 May 2022 | 12:54 | Football

Li Xiaopeng’s teachers and students won a big victory in the rematch of the Changchun Yatai club on March 12.

Sina said that the Chinese players played well tactically. Zhang Yuning opened the scoring in the 14th minute. After taking the lead, the Chinese team continued to pressurize. In the 29th minute, they were awarded a penalty when Yatai’s player fouled in the penalty area. Young player Zhu Chenjie was given a chance and made no mistake on the 11 m mark.

Before the first half ended, Tan Long, who came on from the bench, raised the score to 3-0 after a counter-attack.

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Zhang Yuning is China’s top young striker. Photo: Sina.

In the second half, coach Li Xiaopeng launched many pillars into the field such as Zhang Xizhe, Wu Xi, Jin Jingdao, Wang Shenchao or Hao Junmin. Xizhe and Wu Xi scored 2 more goals in the 53rd and 76th minutes, to seal the final 5-0 victory for the Chinese team.

“The Chinese team is still playing with a 3-4-3 formation, arranging 3 full-backs to prepare for the upcoming match against Saudi Arabia. The national team’s coaching staff expressed satisfaction with the deployment. tactical techniques and competitive spirit of the players,” said Sina.


In the first match, the Chinese team was held by Yatai, the fourth-placed team in the Chinese Super League last season, with a score of 1-1 on March 9. The players will continue to practice and have a final friendly match against China U23 on March 15.

Sina said that the good performance of the players will help coach Li have more options, when it is likely that four Brazilian-born players will be excluded from the list for the last two World Cup qualifying matches. These 4 players are still at home, have not flown to Dubai to take the health test.

The Chinese team is expected to have a flight to the UAE on March 17. They will meet Saudi Arabia on March 24, before moving to Oman for the final match on March 29. The Chinese team has run out of opportunities to compete for tickets to the World Cup when it has 5 points after 8 matches.

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