CSL: Shenzhen FC maintain perfect start thanks to dramatic comeback
Two injury-time goals ensured that promoted Shenzhen FC maintained their perfect start to the Chinese Super League season on Sunday as they defeated Tianjin Tianhai 2-1.
Brazilian midfielder Renatinho gave Tianjin the lead after three minutes with a low strike from outside the area and his side looked set for their first win of the season.
But Harold Preciado's 91st-minute penalty -- awarded after Mi Haolun handled on the line -- levelled the match and the Colombian set up Zhang Yuan three minutes later to give Shenzhen a second straight win.
"Thank God, now we have six points but even though we have six points we still have to stay humble and prepare well for the next game," Preciado said.
Shenzhen are one of four teams to make it through the second round of matches with a perfect record, joining defending champions Shanghai SIPG, seven-times CSL winners Guangzhou Evergrande and Chinese FA Cup holders Beijing Guoan.
Wuhan Zall, the other newly promoted side in this year's league, picked up their first win on Sunday as they beat Beijing Renhe 1-0 courtesy of Luo Xin's own goal.
Chris Coleman's Hebei CFFC secured their debut victory of the season when Dong Xuesheng sealed a 2-1 success over Shanghai Shenhua that leaves Quique Sanchez Flores without a win in his first two games at the helm.
Shanghai SIPG maintained their perfect start with a 3-2 win over Jiangsu Suning on Saturday, but only after seeing off a determined fightback.
SIPG had raced into a three-goal lead by the 47th minute thanks to an own goal from Wang Song and strikes by Wei Zhang and Wenjun Lu, but Xie Pengfei's double ensured a nervous final 21 minutes.
Beijing Guoan thrashed Chongqing Lifan 4-0, Jonathan Viera opening the scoring and providing two assists, while a solitary goal from Paulinho was enough to give Guangzhou Evergrande victory over Tianjin Teda.
Shandong Luneng were held to a 2-2 draw by Henan Jianye, and Guangzhou R&F shared the points with Dalian Yifan in a 3-3 draw.