Tiger Punch, October 24th, the Oriental Sports Daily reported that after helping Shanghai SIPG to eliminate Shanghai Shenhua from a penalty kick last night, SIPG goalkeeper Chen Wei contacted his big brother Yan Junling as soon as possible.
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In a thrilling derby battle, SIPG had the last laugh. During the game, both the players on the field and the fans on the sidelines fully fulfilled the promise of "playing with Xiaoyan's fighting spirit" before the game. Although he could not fight with the team on the field, Yan Junling, who was recovering from his injuries, watched the entire game in front of the screen. The result of winning naturally made Xiaoyan happy. After the game, he also thanked everyone for their care.
SIPG, which seems to have a neat lineup, suffered a lot of attrition as the game progressed. In the two rounds of the derby battle, the midfielder Yang Shiyuan and foreign aid Lopez did not make an appearance at all, and the most worrying part was undoubtedly the absence of Yan Junling. On Wednesday evening, SIPG Football Club officially announced that Yan Junling will undergo surgery due to an eye injury and may be absent for a long time. This means that in the second round of the battle with Shenhua, SIPG needs to continue to use the substitute goalkeeper.
Yan Junling, who is in Shanghai, has been paying attention to the team's performance. Such a situation is really rare for him: "I was so nervous watching the game!" Xiao Yan said after the game. Consistent with coach Pereira's post-match views, Yan Junling also admitted that the team's overall performance last night was not as good as the first leg, but in such a competition, the result of promotion is the most important. When the game entered the penalty shoot-out, Xiao Yan was confident about SIPG’s final promotion result: “We have gone through many tests, Jeonbuk’s penalty shoot-out and Evergrande’s penalty shoot-out, so we encountered this again. We can show our own side of the big scene."
Coincidentally, the last time SIPG met Shenhua in a penalty shootout was in 2015, when the two sides scored 3:3 in the FA Cup regular time, and SIPG lost to their opponents on a penalty kick. Since then, the team has also lost to Guoan on penalty kicks with the Football Association Cup. However, after experiencing key penalty shootouts such as Evergrande and Jeonbuk in the AFC Champions League, SIPG has become a complete one in this link. "Big Heart" team.
Perhaps no one would have thought that the penalty shoot-out would end at the beginning. In the face of Shenhua's first penalty captain Moreno, Chen Wei decisively fell to the ground and threw the ball away with one hand. This pounce injected full confidence into the team, and the five SIPG players who came out afterwards had all shots and finally won the victory. The first time after the game, everyone put Yan Junling's jersey on Chen Wei to express their encouragement and recognition to the teenager. Chen Wei himself contacted "Master" Yan Junling the first time after the game, and Xiao Yan sent his congratulations: "It is really not easy to withstand such a great pressure. Your performance is worth the victory!"