Netease Sports reported on October 18:
At 19:35 on October 18th, Beijing time, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vs. Shanghai in the second phase of the 2020 Chinese Super League
In today’s game, SIPG’s four foreign players performed well overall. Under their drive, they launched a steady stream of offensives towards the hinterland of Shenhua, while Shenhua could only conduct passive defense. However, Cui Kangxi made it clear before the game: "It is true that the foreign aid of SIPG is very capable and very distinctive. We have made some targeted preparations and will do a good job in this area with collective defense in terms of organizational defense."
Shenhua was completely passive and made no progress in the offense. In the 60th minute, SIPG's shots were still 0, while SIPG's goal was 8 shots and 1 shot. In the last 30 minutes, SIPG continued to press and attack wildly. Anau, Li Shenglong and Fu Huan all had good scoring opportunities, but none of them grasped it.
Statistics show that SIPG's ball possession rate reached 65.8% in this field, and their passing times reached 500 times, while Shenhua only had 231 times. At the same time, SIPG has 18 shots and 5 shots on goal, while Shenhua has only 2 shots and 0 shots on goal.
Of course, Shenhua performed well on the defensive end, with 21 steals and 15 interceptions, while SIPG had only 1 interception. Shenhua had 28 clearances and SIPG had only 16 clearances. It can be said that Shenhua scored a crucial 1 point with an iron-blooded defense.