Chongqing Dangdai wins five consecutive victories and avoids relegation ahead of schedule
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Five consecutive victories! Chongqing Dangdai Football Team won another beautiful victory. On September 25, in the 13th round of the 2020 Chinese Super League held in Suzhou, Chongqing Dangdai relied on the outstanding performance of foreign players Adrian Mierzejewski and Alan Kardec to defeat Shijiazhuang Ever Bright by 4-1. Having won five league games in a row for the first time, it clinched the top four in the division with an early round to qualify for the title and avoid relegation.
Before this game, Chongqing Dangdai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright were ranked third and fifth in Group B respectively, but the difference between the two sides was only one point. For the first time this season, Chongqing Dangdai beat Yongchang by 1-0.
Because of the four consecutive victories before the game, Jang Eui-ryong, coach of Chongqing Dangdai basically continued the starting lineup of the previous games － Adrian was in the middle of the schedule, and Kardec, Fernandinho, and Cirino were responsible for the frontcourt.
Soon after the opening, Jang Eui-ryong’s tactics came into effectiveness. In the 7th minute, Jiang Zhe sent a wonderful pass from the wing, and Adrian outflanked the middle and easily pushed the goal. In the 18th minute, it was Kardec again. After receiving a pass from Cirino, he scored in the middle and helped Chongqing expand the score. Easy side to fight again, Shijiazhuang Ever Bright used a penalty kick to recover a goal. In the subsequent game, Adrian completely took over the game by virtue of his excellent state. He scored two more goals in the 73rd and 93rd minutes. While completing the hat-trick, he also helped Chongqing Dangdai win the opponent by 4-1. Chongqing Dangdai successfully ranked among the top four in the Suzhou Division, and succeeded in relegation ahead of schedule.
From the initial victory that was difficult to five consecutive victories, there were ups and downs in Chongqing Dangdai’s journey this season. The team’s outstanding performance also touched the majority of Chongqing fans. As soon as the game ended, a large number of fans came to the team’s official Weibo to express their blessings to the team with wonderful comments. The official account of Chongqing Dangdai also used a sentence: “We are writers of team history, we are all witnesses!” (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)