Danalache treble earns point, Tianjin win
Cristian Danalache scored a hat-trick for Jiangsu Sainty but they missed the chance to go top of the
Shandong twice took the lead through Du Wei (three) and Lu Zheng (18), but Romanian Danalache struck in the seventh and 30th minutes before adding a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give Jiangsu the edge.
However, Simao equalised for the visitors after 58 minutes to earn Shandong a draw which moves them three points clear of the foot of the table. Jiangsu sit a point behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.
Tianjin Teda came from behind to register a 2-1 win at fifth-placed Guangzhou R&F. The visitors trailed to Ayegbeni Yakubu's 23rd-minute goal, but hit back through Yang Cao (34) and Sjoerd Ars (42).
Dalian Aerbin shared a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Shanghai Shenxin. Peter Utaka's penalty gave Dalian the lead but Jonas Salley replied eight minutes from time.