Guangzhou ease to victory, Hangzhou climb
Rafael Coelho hit a hat-trick as Guangzhou climbed to second in the Chinese Super League with a 5-1 win over Changchun Yatai.
The hosts went in front through Rafael after four minutes before the same player made it two after 28 minutes. Changchun hit back through a Zhe Li own goal a minute later, but Davi restored the hosts' two-goal advantage a minute before the break. Rafael completed his treble after 68 minutes before Davi added his second in stoppage time.
Jiangsu Shuntian are fourth after a 1-0 win over Qingdao Zhongneng, with Aleksandar Jevtic scoring the only goal after 77 minutes.
Hangzhou Greentown were 2-0 victors over Henan Jianye as Renatinho and Fabricio netted the goals, while Shanghai Shenhua ran out 2-1 winners over Guizhou Renhe. Goals by Mathieu Manset (39) and Yunding Cao (76) clinched the points for the hosts, while Guizhou's reply came from Qu Bo in the 49th minute.
Dalian Shide and Liaoning played out a 2-2 draw. Liaoning went 2-0 up in the space of two first-half minutes thanks to goals by Zhang Jingyang and Xu Yang, but Dalian Shide levelled through Zhu Ting (33) and Martin Kamburov from the spot.