There was plenty of class on display in Shanghai Shenhua’s first goal on Saturday, thanks to Gio Moreno and Cao Yunding.
Yunding started the move with a little no-look flick, attempting to get it into the path of Moreno. Though a defender managed to get a touch on it and deflect it up in the air, Moreno was able to chest it down and then hit it hard to make it 1-0 Shanghai in the 75th minute.
A goal like that had the quality worthy of a winner. However, Tianjin Quanjian’s Axel Witsel did not let that happen as his 85th-minute finish ensured the points were shared between the sides.