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Friendlies

  • September 6, 2013
  • • 19:35
  • • TEDA Football Stadium, Tianjin
  • Referee: R. Sato
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Live Commentary

  • That's it from me then! Stay tuned to the match report from Goal Singapore and til next time, good night!
  • Not a pretty scoreline at all for Singapore and it shows just how far away we are from matching Asia's best. Thoroughly outplayed.
  • That's full time! Singapore humbled in Tianjin by an impressive China side who were well worth the five-goal winning margin.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionNoh Rahman Fazrul Nawaz
  • 87'
    Singapore still chasing shadows here. The Lions have been simply outplayed.
  • 85'
    A razor-quick one-two between Yang Hao and Zheng Long sees the latter break the offside trap to face Hassan, and he makes no mistake with a composed finish!
  • 85'
    Assist Hao Yang
  • 85'
    Goal Zheng Long
  • 83'
    SubstitutionSun Ke Qu Bo
  • 83'
    SubstitutionShahdan Sulaiman Z. Zainal Abidin
  • 75'
    SubstitutionIndra Sahdan Hariss Harun
  • 75'
    SubstitutionZhang Linpeng Liu Jian
  • 75'
    Hassan produces a fine save to tip over Wu Xi's fierce effort from the right!
  • 70'
    Substitute Zheng Long plays in Zhang down the left and gets on to the end of the cutback himself to slam a fine right-footed finish past Hassan at the near post!
  • 70'
    Assist Zhang Xizhe
  • 70'
    Goal Zheng Long
  • 67'
    SubstitutionWu Lei Zheng Long
  • 64'
    SubstitutionAnumanthan Kumar Irwan Shah
  • 63'
    Neat interplay between Qiu Li and Shahfiq sees them advance into the final third before the former wastes it all with a wild effort from way out.
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Zhang Linpeng
  • 58'
    SubstitutionYu Dabao Yongpo Wang
  • 58'
    SubstitutionKhairul Amri Qiu Li
  • 58'
    Zhang Linpeng does well to block Amri's cross from the left and Shahdan's subsequent corner is headed wide.
  • 57'
    Yellow Card Noh Rahman
  • 56'
    Amri shoots tamely at Yang Zhi from 25 yards after exchanging passes with Shakir. Good build-up play for the move though.
  • 52'
    Hassan does well to push away Wu's header after a cross from Yang Hao!
  • 48'
    The Lions are coming into the game a little more, with Amri working his socks off upfront.
  • 46'
    Kickoff!
  • 45'
    SubstitutionZhi Zheng Feng Xiaoting
  • 45'
    SubstitutionJianye Liu Xuri Zhao
  • Players are out for the second half now!
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  • And that is half-time! The hosts are ahead and they deserve to be, although Singapore will feel the penalty for their third goal was harsh. China comfortably outplaying the Lions, however, who cannot cope with the speed and movement of Fu Bo's men.
  • 45'
    A hammer blow for Singapore as they concede again just before half-time! A flowing move ends with Zhang playing a diagonal pass that takes out goalkeeper and defense for Sun Ke to tap into an empty net!
  • 45'
    Assist Zhang Xizhe
  • 45'
    Goal Sun Ke
  • 42'
    Yellow Card Safuwan Baharudin
  • 42'
    Assist Wu Lei
  • 42'
    Penalty Goal Zhang Xizhe
  • 42'
    GOAL!! Zhang Xizhe converts from the spot after Wu Lei is brought down by Safuwan!
  • 38'
    A corner that is well overhit by Shahfiq. Disappointing.
  • 38'
    Amri's doggedness sees him win the ball on the left and then the freekick, which Shahdan Sulaiman swings in. Yang Zhi fists it behind for a corner.
  • 37'
    Bai strides out of defense but fails to pick out Amri, who was in a good position to break down the left.
  • 35'
    Early change for Singapore as Stange replaces Faritz with Isa Halim.
  • 35'
    SubstitutionFaritz Hameed Isa Halim
  • 31'
    Assist Wu Lei
  • 31'
    GOAL!! Yu gets his second this time! Zhang squares the ball to him on the edge of the area, he plays a neat one-two with Wu Lei and bends it into the top corner! Too easy.
  • 31'
    Goal Yu Dabao
  • 30'
    Zhang Xizhe embarks on a driving run from midfield and waltzes past four players with too much ease before dragging a shot wide! Poor defending from Singapore there.
  • 28'
    Back to domination for China here after Shahfiq's first-ever goal for Singapore. The hosts look far more superior technically.
  • 22'
    That was very much against the run of play and China will be cursing themselves.
  • 18'
    Singapore hardly able to get out of their own half here as China keep possession with some neat, smooth passing.
  • 17'
    Just as I say that, Singapore equalise after some terrible play from China! Yang Hao's back pass to captain Zheng Zhi is too hard and the latter's first touch is poor. The ball falls to the lurking Shahfiq Ghani, who coolly shuffles away from the defender before toe-poking a cool finish past Yang Zhi!
  • 17'
    Goal S. Ghani
  • 10'
    Yu fires in what seems to be his second goal but is marginally offside!
  • 8'
    Assist Sun Ke
  • 8'
    GOAL!!! A long punt forward finds Sun Ke, who easily squares the ball to an unmarked Yu. The striker stretches to get to the ball but manages to hook it in past an exposed Hassan Sunny. Terrible defending.
  • 8'
    Goal Yu Dabao
  • 4'
    Baihakki weighs in with a superb last-ditch tackle on Yu Dabao after Hariss is dispossessed!
  • 1'
    KICKOFF!!
  • Right, the players are out! Singapore is captained by Baihakki Khaizan, who has just been presented with a jersey with "100" on the back for making his milestone appearance with this game. Congratulations Bai!
  • Cool fact for you courtesy of Goal China's Liang Dapeng: Zhang Xizhe, who is from Beijing Guoan, played in the S.League with Beijing Guoan B when he was young. He was named the Best Youth Player in the Chinese Super League last season. Throwback!
  • Recalled Tampines Rovers playmaker Shahdan Sulaiman should slot straight in behind lone striker Khairul Amri in a 4-4-1-1 line-up, unless coach Bernd Stange springs some surprises. Additional firepower off the bench in the form of Indra Sahdan and Qiu Li is available.
  • Warriors FC custodian Hassan Sunny gets the nod ahead of Hougang United's Fadhil Salim, while Courts Young Lions youngster M. Anumanthan makes a start after his debut appearance off the bench against Oman in Singapore's last game.
  • Singapore's number 1 Izwan Mahbud is on the bench but will not play any part as he has suffered a groin injury, which will also rule him out of the Merdeka Tournament
  • Hello everybody, my name is Teng Kiat and I will bring you LIVE updates from the China-Singapore game happening in about 20 minutes' time!