The Shanghai Derby played at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium tonight may be the fiercest match in Derby history. After 90 minutes of "hand-to-hand combat", the two teams won 0:0. 今晚在苏州奥林匹克运动中心体育场举行的上海德比战可能是德比历史上最激烈的一场比赛。经过90分钟的“亲身对抗”，两队以0：0获胜。
The Shanghai Derby played at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium tonight may be the fiercest match in Derby history. After 90 minutes of "hand-to-hand combat", the two teams won 0:0.
Shanghai SIPG and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, who can advance to the top four of the Super League this season will have to wait until the second round next Friday night.
The superior SIPG team basically controlled the situation on the field. Shenhua’s only threatening offense was a header from Yang Xu before the end of the 90 minutes.
However, the SIPG team, which suppressed Shenhua, played extremely hard. In order to limit the SIPG team's offense, the opponents had very strong defensive strength and even used various foul actions. In addition, the referee Guo Baolong's style is that the law enforcement scale is too large and the whistle is soft, which directly makes this game full of unreasonable physical confrontations.
When Anautović broke through with the ball in the penalty area, he was beaten with a nosebleed by Shenhua defender Mbia's raised hand. Guo Baolong did not say anything.
It is worth mentioning that Guo Baolong also showed the least number of yellow cards per game among all referees in Dalian and Suzhou in the first stage.
In such a hand-to-hand battle, SIPG’s main goalkeeper Yan Junling was hit by the opponent's raised elbow in a physical contact with Shenhua center Bi Jinhao. He was unable to hold on to the game and was substituted before the first half. Goalkeeper Chen Wei replaced.
Obviously Shenhua achieved his pre-match tactical intentions through such "chaotic battles", and from the beginning of the second half, when serving throw-in and goal kicks, they had also consciously slowed down the rhythm.
But even so, SIPG still created many opportunities in the second half. Among them, Wang Shenchao missed a close shot in front of the goal in the 59th minute. Shenhua's Mbia and goalkeeper Zeng Cheng also performed very well, and finally completed the zero seal against SIPG.
After the game, SIPG coach Pereira also had to sigh, "The opponent's defense is good. We need to improve our ability to seize opportunities, and strive to convert scoring opportunities into goals in the next game to help the team advance to the next round. ."
The two-round Derby, after the first game, has become the final 90-minute decisive battle. SIPG really needs to improve its ability to seize opportunities to advance to the top four as expected.