Victor Pereira wins Beijing Guoan and fights for title in China

Victor Pereira wins Beijing Guoan and fights for title in China

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Shanghai SIPG, the Chinese champion team coached by Vitor Pereira, won the rival Beijing Guoan by 2-0 on Saturday and rose to second in the championship, three points behind leader, Guangzhou Evergrande.

With four games to go, Vitor Pereira is still struggling to revalidate the title and with this match, an away victory with goals from Li Shenglong (49 minutes) and Akhmedov (66), rose to the runner-up spot, taken from Beijing Guoan.

The title is still disputed at three, with Guangzhou Evergrande with 62 points, Shanghai SIPG with 59, and Beijing Guoan with 58, while Shandong Luneng (fourth) is out of the race, with 18 points behind.

In the 28th round, on November 23, Shanghai SIPG visits Guangzhou Evergrande, in what shall be the "decisive" encounter in the title race.

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