Source of manuscript: Information Times
Information Times (Reporter Bai Yun) Fans who have watched the two rounds of 8-in-4 in the second stage of the Chinese Super League should be very clear.
The contest between Evergrande and Guoan may be the heaviest matchup since the start of the Super League this season. It is expected that the popularity will be second only to the finals. The two games determine the fate of Evergrande and Guoan. Whether to retain the hope of the championship or to withdraw from the championship battle, all aspects of preparation must be done to the extreme. Offense and defense, staffing, status, the deployment and scheduling of the coach, and even the mentality of players in the face of external interference, all details need to have a plan.
Guoan is the team with the strongest offensive ability in the first stage, scoring 36 goals in 14 rounds, while Evergrande only scored 31 goals. These two teams are the only teams with more than 30 goals. In the first round of the championship group, Guoan eliminated Luneng 4:3 and Evergrande defeated China 8:1. The total number of goals of the two teams this season is 40:39. Guoan’s "advantage" is only 1 goal left. However, the overall strength of the team in the first stage of Guoan is relatively weak. There are only two strong-strong dialogues. Guoan also encountered SIPG double kills, while Evergrande faced the defense in the strong team in Group A. Tougher.
As of the current 16 rounds, Evergrande has only scored 2 goals in 2 games, that is, a 2:2 draw with Dalian, and a 1:2 loss to Suning. The goal difference is 26, while Guoan has only 18. The performance of the end is judged from these data.
Since coaching Guoan, Genesio has never gotten rid of doubts. He has been weak on the defensive end this season. Cannavaro's control over the entire team is evident. Evergrande, as the team that played the most stable this season, contributed to Cannavaro. The match between the two men last season ended with Cannavaro's 3-1 victory in the Gongti, and finally defeated Guoan to win the championship.