After the elimination of Shandong Luneng, Guoan coach Renesio said at the press conference: "Hengda is a very strong team, are we worse than them?" The first round of the match between the two sides also just confirmed it. According to Genesio, national security is no worse than Hengda.
From the perspective of historical engagement, although Guoan has played some wonderful games against Evergrande, the overall record is still at a disadvantage. Since Evergrande entered the Chinese Super League in 2011, it has played against it 18 times in the Guoan League, with only 4 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses.
Go back to this season again. The advancement paths of the two teams are also different. In the first stage of the competition, Evergrande had no resistance in Group A and qualified as the first in the group. Guoan's overall strength in Group B is slightly weaker. It can be said that with only one opponent of SIPG, he stumbled, and when he repeatedly took the lead, he was tied by a team far inferior to his own and advanced to second place in the group. In the second stage, Evergrande defeated China 8-1, and although Guoan eliminated Luneng 4-3, the process was controversial. It can be said that it was quite strenuous to enter the top four.
So as to what Genesio said at the time, are we worse than them? Many people have doubts.
But judging from the content of the game, Genesio was right.
is more intuitive, in addition to the score on the court, the two sides hit two goal frames each. In terms of technical statistics, the ratio of ball possession between Guoan and Evergrande is 47.9% to 52.1%, which can be said to be 50-50. In terms of shooting accuracy, successful steals, successful top games, and free kicks, Guoan leads the way.
In addition, this game also showed a high level of quality. What's more rare is that the repeatedly controversial refereeing issue was not reflected in this game. This is a battle without interference from external factors. After the game, many people, including former Guoan player Wang Changqing, believed that the game belonged to the national derby level.
The second round of the match between the two sides will be held next Monday. The winner will enter the top two in the Super League and compete with the winner between SIPG and Suning for this year's league championship. National Derby, there are 90 minutes.