Hupu News on September 29 After the first stage of the Chinese Super League, Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande led the standings in the two divisions respectively. According to "Shangguan News", both teams are hot for the championship, but there is a huge gap in the composition of the two teams: the presence or absence of naturalized players and the depth of substitute players are the X elements that dominate the championship process.
Due to the impact of the previous epidemic, the Chinese Super League needs to compress the schedule. Now the second stage adopts a cross-qualification system. This kind of cup-like competition system is more exciting and suspenseful. The championship group and the relegation group have 3 rounds of elimination, each round playing 2 rounds, until the final ranking is determined. In other words, each team will play 6 more games, and the 2020 Super League championship will emerge.
As the top teams in the two divisions, Evergrande and SIPG rely on their strength advantages to seize relatively favorable terrain. The first place in the division and the fourth in another division: Shanghai SIPG and Shenhua's "Shanghai Beach Derby", Guangzhou Evergrande and Hebei China's "Naturalized Derby", from this.
Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG enjoy the "seed team treatment", and the teams that compete in the cup are relatively low-ranked teams. However, it is precisely because of the two-round knockout system that amplifies the accidental factors of the game. In addition, the strength of the teams in the championship group is relatively close. The so-called higher-ranked teams are actually at risk of being upset.
From the data point of view, Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have become the leaders in the competition, and they deserve their names. In the first stage of the 14 games, Evergrande led the Dalian Division with 11 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws and 34 points. SIPG led the Suzhou Division with 10 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses with 32 points. It is worth mentioning that Evergrande and SIPG are not the teams with the most goals. Beijing Guoan is proud of its 36 goals, leading Evergrande’s 31 goals and Shanghai SIPG’s 26 goals, but Shanghai Hong Kong conceded the least 11 goals, Evergrande only conceded 12 goals, and Guoan actually conceded 19 goals.
In the final game of the first stage of the Super League, since Evergrande and SIPG had locked up the first place in the competition, they sent substitute players to appear. The difference is that Guangzhou Evergrande, the old and new, easily won the game, while the Shanghai SIPG team, which started in the all-China class, was completely suppressed by Chongqing Lifan and finally lost. Obviously, in terms of bench depth, the eight-time champion Guangzhou Evergrande is really better than the Shanghai SIPG team.
It is also a rotation. Evergrande adopts a strategy of matching new and old with both internal aids: veterans play with new players, and foreign aids play with local players. With Paulinho, Talisca, Elkeson, Fernando, and Park Chi-soo, five foreign-aided generals are in the line. With the captain Zheng Zhi sitting in the midfield, Evergrande’s youngest "post-00" player Wu Shaocong in this campaign , Performing eye-catching in the key central defender position, showing a strong bench depth.
In contrast, SIPG teamed up in the final game with substitute players as the starting point for the all-China class. However, facing the four foreign players pressed by Chongqing Contemporary, there is a big gap in the overall ability of these substitute players. Especially Lin Chuangyi, Cai Huikang, Chen Binbin and other players who made few appearances this season were replaced by coach Pereira with foreign aid after halftime. Two central defenders including Shi Ke and Yu Rui also made major mistakes when defending against strong foreign players.
In the second stage of the Super League, the schedule is very intensive and the competition is very intense. It only depends on the 11-person starting lineup to support it, which is relatively risky. Once the main players encounter accidents such as injuries, red card suspensions, etc., the team needs "bench gangsters" to come forward, and the contribution is the combat power. It is also the leader of the competition area. Evergrande has obviously more bench thickness in this regard, and it is estimated that it will also allow the SIPG coaching staff to tap the gap in personnel reserves.
In the first stage of the Chinese Super League, the most news bombing game was Evergrande sweeping Shenhua 4-1. In this game, Evergrande presented 3 registered foreign players, 2 non-blood naturalized, and 1 blood naturalized "6 foreign aids" starting. In the 11 starting lineup, foreign faces surpassed Chinese faces. This is in the entire Super League. For the first time in history. The problem is that Shenhua was full of wounded soldiers at the time, and only one foreign aid appeared on the field. The defeat was disparately scored. In the end, Shenhua’s Korean coach Cui Kangxi rebuked after the game: "I don’t know what is the point of such a game. Wouldn't it be enough to give the trophy directly to Evergrande?"
Cui Kangxi's dissatisfaction is mainly due to the disparity in the number of foreign aid and non-naturalized players between the two teams. In fact, in the second stage of the Super League, perhaps more coaches will feel the distress of Cui Kangxi.
It must be admitted that the advantages of Guangzhou Evergrande’s naturalized players are still very obvious. The “6 foreign aid” starter itself did not violate the Chinese rules at all, but this approach also seized the position of local players. The local Evergrande players who can speak Chinese on the court actually Behind 5-6, this also made some Chinese netizens and fans think that it is correct to want to win, but it is a bit ugly to eat.
In fact, after Cui Kangxi's angry rebuke, Evergrande never used "6 foreign aids" to start together, which somewhat calmed the controversy. However, in the second stage of the Chinese Super League, the competition will become more intense and the game will be more suspenseful. Once any team can use its outstanding performance to force Evergrande to play the trump card of "6 foreign aids", regardless of winning or losing, this team He has already reaped great success, even if he loses, he is still glorious.