15 May 2018

We are in AFC Champions League quarter-finals! We did our best facing Guangzhou Evergrande this Tuesday (15) and qualified to the next round with a 2-2 tie, in Tianhe Stadium. Tianjin Quanjian progressed with an away goal advantage. The first match ended in a 0-0 draw.

On the 17th minute, Tianjin’s goalkeeper did’t hold the ball after a kick and Ricardo Goulart opened the scoreboard. But it took just three more minutes to Tianjin strike back: Alexandre Pato changed the score to 1-1 with a header.

In the second-half, Ricardo Goulart put his kick on target again, but Wang Jie scored the goal of the game, after an assist of Wang Yongpo, showing the strength of Paulo Sousa’s squad and qualifying Tianjin for the next round.

Now it’s time to Tianjin Quanjian celebrate and focus in the quarter-finals.

Tianjin Quanjian starting eleven and subs:
Zhang Lu; Cheng Zhang, Yiming Liu, Wang Jie (Wang Xiaolong, 87′), Kyung-Won Kwon, Mi Haol; Wang Yongpo (Yang Xu, 91′), Xuri Zhao, Witsel, Alexandre Pato; Anthony Modeste  (Su Yuanjie, 81′).

This article has been written by Paulo MCD Sousa Editors Team
Photo: AFC Champions League Facebook