Manuscript Source: Report by Xu Xin, a special correspondent of Football News
In the first round of the Rush Group, the goal of Chengdu Xingcheng in the make-up phase on 25th beat Taizhou Yuanda again and got 3 points after the group match. The last goal on the afternoon of 28th appeared at the last moment of the match, however, the disappointment this time turned into Xingcheng team. Kunshan FC foreign aid Pi Li’s free kick went straight to the dead corner and became 1 draw. This draw was likely to leave Xingcheng team temporarily on the road of overtaking.
Among the six teams in the super team, it is generally acknowledged that the weakest one is the promotion of Taizhou Yuanda, followed by Kunshan FC. Not losing points in these two teams is the key to whether the super team can compete. In the last round, after winning the goal over Taizhou team in the make-up stage, the slogan of some Chengdu football fans rushing to the top was high. After all, Chengdu Xingcheng took the advantage of home court, and the points in the group stage ranked first in the middle class, the competition schedule of the super team is also the best step for Xingcheng team. The first one is the promotion of Taizhou, which is recognized as the weakest, and the second one is also facing Kunshan FC, followed by Meizhou, Zhejiang and Changchun.
Obviously, the opinions of the fans did not influence the mentality of the senior leaders of Xingcheng club. After all, whether the vice president Yao Xia or the leader Wei Qun were born as players, and they still had a clear understanding of their own strength, “We don’t have the chance to win any team in the super team. We can only fight one game at a time.” Yao Xia commented like this after the team won the first victory. Although the team performed well in the group match and won the first match of the super group, the opponents of Xingcheng group match were either limited in strength or the club was in deep economic crisis. It can be said that the team did not meet the real desperate, A Test game. The first battle of the super team was also a tough battle to win. Although Kunshan FC was promoted to the new team, the team has launched a lot of reinforcements this season. It can be said that compared with the era of playing China B, it almost changed a team.
Against Kunshan FC on 28th, Liu Yu and Feng Zhuoyi, who had been out for a long time due to injury, both appeared on the bench. These two players are the few players in Xingcheng’s current lineup who have played the main force in the Super League team. Xingcheng team also had an ideal start. Hu will take the lead for the team in the 7th minute tomorrow. In the later game, Kunshan FC once scored a goal by the foreign aid Pioli header, but VAR, which was only used in the second stage of the game, judged that Pioli fouled first before the goal, and the goal was invalid. In the 83th minute, Pi Li used free kick to equalize the score. What made the fans still look forward to was Feng Zhuoyi’s second half substitute match, which indicated that he had basically recovered. The draw is the result that Xingcheng team doesn’t want to see. The next opponents are all teams that have been fighting in the middle league for many years. No matter the strength or experience, they are stronger than the first two opponents, the ups and downs of Xingcheng on the road of overtaking will be far more than those in the group competition.
The excellent results of the group match and the first victory of the super team also made Xingcheng team bear too much halo. A draw made the promoted horse find its own clear position, “it is very difficult to rush to the super team this year, after all, I don’t have the overwhelming advantage of overtaking.” A senior leader of Chengdu Football Association has always had a clear understanding of the team.
Up to now, Xingcheng’s biggest gain this year is the newly introduced midfield teenager Wu Guichao, who has always been firmly occupied the main position and has performed well in the group matches, it can be said that he is the biggest achievement of Xingcheng team this season. In addition, U21 local player Luo Xin has also become an important substitute of the team. The growth of these two young generals has eased the serious aging problem of the team’s main lineup to some extent. In fact, if it were not for the change of competition system this year, Xingcheng club’s goal this season would be to stand firmly in the middle class and accumulate strength for the future overtaking. It can be said that it has successfully completed the goal at the beginning of the year if it can reach the current level. In the next game, under the circumstance that there is no obvious advantage in strength, as Yao Xia said, Xingcheng team has only one game and one field to fight, which degree can be counted as which degree can be fought.