Shandong made to wait for title
Shandong Luneng failed to clinch the Chinese Super League title as Roda Antar's stoppage-time header could only salvage a 1-1 draw at Henan Jianye.
Victory at Hanghai Stadium in Zhengzhou would have seen Shandong crowned champions but they fell behind after 12 minutes when Obi Emmanuel Moneke steered Netto's cross into the net. However, Antar headed home Wang Yongpo's inviting cross in injury time to grab a share of the spoils. The 2008 champions now lead second-placed Shanghai Shenhua by 11 points with four games to go.
"We fought to the bitter end to walk away with a point," said Shandong coach Branko Ivankovic. "I want to give credit to my players for their fighting spirit."
Elsewhere, Yang Hao's second-half header saw defending champions Beijing Guoan draw 1-1 with Tianjin Teda at Beijing Workers' Stadium. Yang nodded in a loose ball following a goalmouth scramble midway through the second half after Xu Liang had failed to convert a penalty five minutes after the break.
However, Luciano Olguin levelled 12 minutes before the end, taking advantage of Yang's failed clearance to head the ball past goalkeeper Yang Zhi. The draw saw Tianjin remain third, one point ahead of Beijing.
"We played cautiously today to make sure that we will still be in contention for an Asian Champions League place next year," said Beijing caretaker coach Wei Kexing. "Our aim was to ensure that we wouldn't lose today."
Tianjin manager Arie Haan was also pleased with a point. "We are happy with the result. We are a good team and we will play our good football in the remaining rounds to achieve a good result," he said.
Wang Yun's double helped Shaanxi Baorong thrash Changsha Ginde 5-0. Mohammed Kallon opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot after 12 minutes before Yun struck twice in seven second-half minutes to put Shaanxi in the driving seat. Liu Jianqing and Jonas Salley then netted late goals to complete the rout.
Finally, Emil Martinez' fourth minute goal saw Hangzhou Lucheng win 1-0 at Shenzhen Kingway.