Shanghai Front Loaded

While Shanghai SIPG truly have an embarrassment of riches in the attacking department, it is their relatively unknown backline that could prove their downfall.

On multiple occasions Sydney were able to slice straight through the heart of the SIPG defensive block with a single pass. But even if Shanghai concede one or two goals each game, with an attacking lineup of Oscar, Elkeson, Hulk and Ahmedov they are always likely to take home the three points.


For Sydney fans, tonight will feel like a painful loss. The A-League outfit lead one of Asia’s most cashed up sides on three separate occasions. Each time, either through luck or strong mental perseverance, Shanghai had a reply and will be happy to take a point back with them on the long flight to China.