The Guangzhou Evergrande, the Chinese soccer team coached by Marcello Lippi, has put a serious threat to the achievement of the final of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League, the most important football event in Asia, beating the Japanese 4-1 of Kashiwa Reysol.
The game, as valid as the semifinal round, did not start well for Lippi’s team that, at 10 ‘, it went a goal down.
The Brazilian Muriqui drew the accounts to 13 ‘of the second half, opening the dances for Guangzhou, which has doubled with Dario Conca, then came the goal Ekelson and Muriqui.
The leg will be played on October 2, but already you configure a historic achievement for Lippi’s team. The final of the Champions missing from the Chinese football back in 1998, when the Dalian Wanda lost on penalties to the formation of South Korea’s Pohang Steelers, the last success is prehistory: 1990, by merit of Liaoning. The federation has postponed two games (a league, where Guangzhou is leaders with 12 points ahead of the second, and the other domestic cup) to allow the ranks of Lippi to better prepare for this race have been right. China’s football is celebrating.