Asamoah Gyan on target in Shanghai SIPG Cup defeat
Ghana international, Asamoah Gyan was on target for Shanghai SIPG but his goal wasn’t enough as his side lost a Cup game to Shanghai Shenhua on penalties.
The league leaders rallied from two goals down plus a late equalizer to force the game into a penalty shootout after it ended in a 3-3 draw in regulation time.
Shanghai SIPG missed two of their five regular kicks to hand progress to their township rivals who scored all their kicks.
Gyan scored in the 56th minute with a well-placed header to pull his side level for the first time in the game having fallen two goals behind within the first 26 minutes.
Moreno got the home fans buzzing after just nine minutes as his overhead kick found its way into the net from the edge of SIPG’s penalty area.
Wang Yun made it two in the 26th minute after volleying in a defensive punch from the visiting goalkeeper outside the area.
Wu Lei then got Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side back into the game with a fine finish two minutes later before Gyan scored off his head to even the scores 11 minutes into the second half.
Demba Ba scored a close range classic to restore Shenhua’s lead before Dario Conca forced the game into penalties when his long range free kick managed to elude everyone from a crowded box to end up into the net.
Shanghai Shenhua’s success in the shootouts see them progress to the last four of the Chinese FA Cup.