In two rounds, Beijing Guoan defeated Shandong Luneng and advanced to the top four in this season. The next thing waiting for them is their old rival-Guangzhou Evergrande.
In the confrontation in recent years, Guoan and Luneng did not take advantage of the battle. The only one to be proud of was the 2018 FA Cup final, where Guoan beat Luneng on the road to win the cup. But even if it won the championship, Guoan did not beat Luneng in the two rounds of the finals, but won by relying on the advantage of more goals in away games. This time the victory over Luneng will definitely increase the team's confidence.
Across Luneng, the next one waiting for Guoan in the semifinals is the old rival Guangzhou Evergrande. In the league, they played 18 times, Guoan 4 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses at a disadvantage. If according to this year's competition system, the two rounds are determined by the relationship between victory and defeat, then in the nine years, 1 time was Guoan promotion, 4 times was Evergrande promotion, 4 times required extra time, and even a penalty kick decided the winner.
Judging from the historical confrontation, Guoan has a disadvantage with Evergrande. However, compared with SIPG's 2 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses against Evergrande, Luneng's 2 wins, 6 draws and 12 losses against Evergrande are still slightly better. And since the professional league, the desire to love whoever and smash with you is the foundation of the Imperial Forest Army's temperament. In the game against Evergrande, they always performed well. Shao Jia Yitianhe lore is still talked about.
In the victory over Luneng, there were some controversial penalties, and many people believed that Guoan was a profit. Under this circumstance, Guoan needs to play tangible content in the match against Evergrande in order to prove that he is not lucky enough to score in the top 4.
At the press conference after the Guoan game, someone asked Genesio Evergrande, and he answered with confidence: "In the game against Evergrande, Evergrande is a very strong team. We are worse than them. Huh? We will give it a go."
It seems that the 180-minute match is expected to be the last minute.