QINGDAO, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- About 300 top swimmers in China took physical tests before the opening of the national swimming championships, which will be held from September 26-October 2 in Qingdao.
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
Guangzhou Evergrande already secured the first position in this division by 31 points. However, the second and third position also see fierce competition between Jiangsu and Shandong, who gained the same number of points and are ranked only on goal difference. Enditem
Guoan now sits second in Group B with 25 points, with two rounds in the first stage remaining, and has booked a spot in Group C for the championship race.
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC edged Changchun Yatai 1-0, Nantong Zhiyun held a 1-1 draw with Sichuan Jiuniu, and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard tied with Heilongjiang Lava Spring 0-0. Enditem
It was also foul play that facilitated the Eagles opening the scoring in the 27th minute, as Dedryck Boyata hacked down Andre Silva inside the box, with the Portuguese stepping up and converting the resultant penalty.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
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Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win, which helped Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.