2015 AFC first round-Alan assists Gorat to break the goal and Hengda cut Seoul 1-0

2015AFCfirstround-AlanassistsGorattobreakthegoalandHengdacutSeoul1-0
OntheeveningofFebruary25th,Beijingtime,thefirstroundofthe2015AFCChampionsLeaguecontinued.GuangzhouHengdadefeatedSeoulFC1-0athomeandachievedagoodstart.Inthe31stminute,theGuangzhouHengdateamcornerattacksucceeded,HuangBowencrossedtheball,Alanworth11millioneurosheaderassistedthehigh-valued15millioneurosGoratbrokethegoal.GaoLatscoredtheonlygoalintheaudience.Inthe2013AFCChampionsLeaguefinal,GuangzhouEvergrandedefeatedSeoulFCandfinallyreachedtheAFCChampionsLeague.However,GuangzhouEvergrandedrew2-2and0-0inthetworounds,butonlyhadanawayscoringadvantagetowinthechampionship.Therefore,SeoulFCcoachCuiLongzhuisalsoholdingagrudge,vowingtotakerevenge.GuangzhouEvergrandeteamcoachCannavarowillusherintheAFCChampionsLeaguedebut,butbecauselastseason’sAFCsuspendedchampions,GaoLin,Lippiandotherscouldnotappearonthecourt,plusZhangLinpengwasabsentduetoinjury,thecardhandsomestillFacedwithtoomanydifficulties.  Aftertheopening,GuangzhouEvergrandequicklytookcontrolofthesituation.Inthe3rdminute,Elksonopenedthefreekick,Alanquicklyinsertedadirectshotandtheballmissedslightly.Inthe7thminute,GuangzhouEvergrandegotanotherchancetoattacktheleftandscoredtoYuHanchaowhowasunguardedinthepenaltyarea.YuHanchaotookaslightadjustmenttocompletetheshotandtheballwasblockedbythegoalkeeper.Inthe21stminute,MeiFanghadapasserrorinthebackcourt,YinRilucuttheballinwards,andsuddenlytookalongshotoutsidethepenaltyarea,butunfortunatelymisseditslightly.  Inthe28thminute,GuangzhouHengdaGroupescaped.AfterJinZhiyoumadeabreakthroughonthesideline,hesentanarctothepass.Everton,whofollowedinthemiddle,headedoverandhitthegoal.TheballhitthebottomofthecrossbarandhitZengCheng.Fortunately,ZengChengquicklyconfiscatedtheball.Inthe30thminute,GuangzhouEvergrandealsofoundanopportunity,andGauratsuddenlyshotfromalongdistanceoutsidethepenaltyareatothedeadend,andJinlongDafeiblockedtheball.TheHengdateamcontinuedthecornerkick.HuangBowencrossedtheball,Alanheaderfromthefrontpoint,andtheGaulatheaderfromthebackpointtotheball.GuangzhouHengdaled1-0.  Inthe32ndminute,GuangzhouEvergrandecounterattackedtheball,andGaoLatscoredtheball.Elksonquicklyinsertedthepenaltyareatoattackthegoalfromasmallangle.Thegoalwasconfiscatedbythegoalkeeper.Inthe39thminute,HuangBowenknockeddownLiShuoxianduringthemidfieldfightandwasyellowcardedbythereferee.Inthe40thminute,Chaduricrossedtheballontheright,Eveltonheadedthegoalandtheanglewasslightlycorrect,andtheballwaswonbyZengCheng.Inthe44thminute,GuangzhouHengdateamcornerpass,Elksonheaderslightlyhigher.LiXuepengleftthecourtwithathighstrain,butCannavarodidnotreplacehim.Attheendofthefirsthalfofthegame,GuangzhouEvergrandetemporarilyledtheball.  Inthesecondhalfofthegame,bothsidesmadesubstitutions.ZouZhengreplacedtheinjuredLiXuepengandJinShengxianreplacedLiShuoxian.Inthe48thminute,GuangzhouEvergrandereceivedafreekickandElksonshotdirectlyfromlongrange.Inthe52ndminute,GuangzhouEvergrandeattackedtheballinthefrontcourt.Elksonpassedtheball.Gorattooktheballandtookalongshot.Theballhithigh.Inthe62ndminute,FengXiaotingwasgivenayellowcardwarningbythereferee.Inthe63rdminute,SeoulFC’sattackcausedconfusioninGuangzhouEvergrande’srestrictedarea.YinRilushottheballfromthesmallrestrictedareaandwasblockedbyZengCheng.  Afterthat,GuangzhouEvergrandemadesubstitutionstoadjustandZhengLongreplacedYuHanchao.Inthe65thminute,JinZhiyouknockeddownAlanandwasalsoshownayellowcardbythereferee.Inthe69thminute,afterthecontinuouscooperationbetweenElksonandZouZheng,asuddenlongshotfromoutsidethepenaltyareaandtheballwasconfiscatedbythegoalkeeper.Inthe75thminute,MeiFangdefensivefoul,wasyellowcardwarningbythereferee.FCfreekickinSeoulenteredthepenaltyareaandEvertonmissedtheheader.  AstheSeoulFCteambesiegedtheGuangzhouEvergrandeTeamcontinuously,CannavarowasreplacedagainandthemidfielderZhangJiaqireplacedGaurat.Inthe79thminute,ZhengZhimissedalongshotoutsidetherestrictedarea.Inthe86thminute,theGuangzhouEvergrandeteamplayedaquickcounterattack.BeforeElksontooktheballtothepenaltyarea,OsmarfouledbyayellowcardandGuangzhouEvergrandereceivedafreekick.Elkson’sarcshotwassupportedbythegoalkeeper’shands.Attheendofthegame,GuangzhouEvergrandedefeatedSeoulFC1-0.Atthispoint,allfourSuperLeagueteamsinthefirstroundwon.  ThestartingpointofGuangzhouEvergrande:19-ZengCheng;3-MeiFang,6-FengXiaoting,28-JinYingquan,35-LiXuepeng(46minutes25-ZouZheng);16-HuangBowen,11-Gollat(79minutes4-ZhangJiaqi),10-ZhengZhi;20-YuHanchao(64minutes27-ZhengLong),9-Elkson,7-AlanSeoulFCPremiereclip:1-JinlongUniversity;5-CheDuri,4-Osmar,6-JinZhengui(71minutes29-LiXiangxie),3-LiXiongxi;8-LiShuoxian(46minutes18-JinShengxian),7-JinZhiyou,22-GaoMingzhen,17-YinRilu(81minutes15-CuiZhenghan);36-ZhengZuoguo,10-Evington(ZinglingLei)