Shandong Luneng Wrap Up Chinese Super League Title

With two games left to spare Shandong Luneng have wrapped up their fourth Chinese domestic title.
Shandong Luneng confirmed themselves as the champions of China for the fourth time in their history after their 1-1 draw away against Nanchang Bayi.

The point was all Branko Ivankovic's men needed to secure the Chinese Super League title, the Croatian manager achieving the feat in his first season with the club.

With two league matches still left to play Shandong are ten points ahead of second-placed Shanghai Shenhua.

Honduran midfielder Julio César de León grabbed the all-important equalizer with a quarter-of-an-hour left to play, after Chen Zhizhao had put relegation-threatened Nanchang ahead in the 60th minute.

"My players never let complacency hit them throughout the game," Ivankovic said. "We fought to the bitter end and I would say Shandong deserved the championship.

"Our first-half performance was lacklustre but we did well in the second period as we found our form to play fluid football before scoring the equalizer."

Other results:

Changchun Yatai 1-1 Tianjin Teda
Shaanxi Chanba 0-2 Hangzhou Greentown
Shenzhen Ruby 3-1 Chongqing Lifan
Jinagsu Shuntian 1-0 Liaoning Hongyun
Qingdao Jonoon 2-2 Changsha Ginde
Beijing Guoan 2-1 Dalian Shide
Henan Jianye 2-1 Shanghai Shenhua

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