Tevez scores first Shenhua goal against Aussie club

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The ex-Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus striker has opened his account in China against Australian semi-pro outfit Sydney United 58

Shanghai Shenhua have warmed up for their AFC Champions League qualifier against Brisbane Roar with a 3-0 friendly win over Sydney United 58 on Wednesday night.

A brace from Obafemi Martins and Carlos Tevez's debut goal for his new side confirmed the warm-up win for the Chinese Super League (CSL) club at the Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai.

In just his second friendly appearance for Shenhua since signing from Boca Juniors, Tevez doubled the hosts' lead after half-time, with Martins scoring either side of the break.

 

 

Gus Poyet's Shenhua, who are preparing for the new CSL season, brought Sydney United to China to help them prepare for the clash with Roar next week, with a spot in the ACL group stages at stake.

Roar advanced to that play-off after defeating Global FC of the Philippines 6-0 on Tuesday.

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Sydney United, who won the 2016 National Premier Leagues title, had five former A-League players in their starting line-up in Tomislav Uskok, Riley Woodcock, Glen Trifiro, Pani Nikas and Chris Payne.

The ex-NSL club will start their 2017 NPL NSW season on March 12 against APIA Leichhardt.

 

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