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Hulk (L) of Shanghai SIPG tries a shot against Wuhan Zall in a Chinese Super League (CSL) match in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

Beijing Guoao watch their victory slip away in stoppage time.

SUZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG claimed a 2-1 victory over Wuhan Zall, while Hebei China Fortune drew 3-3 with Beijing Guoan in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.

Both SIPG and Zall started the game aggressively, but neither side managed a goal in the first half. SIPG broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic rose to find the net with a powerful header. 11 minutes later, Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy scored his first goal in the CSL for SIPG and extended the lead to 2-0.

Eddy Gnahore pulled a goal back for Zall in the 80th minute from Jean Evrard Kouassi's pass, but Zall were unable to find an equalizer.

Cedric Bakambu (L) of Beijing Guoan rides a challenge in a CSL match against Hebei China Fortune in Suzhou, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Elsewhere, Hebei took a lead in the 10th minute, when Buya Turay's long pass found Ricardo Goulart, who volleyed into the corner of the net from inside the box.

Guoan equalized in the 28th minute, after Cedric Bakambu's midfield pass to Renato Augusto allowed the Brazilian to dribble past defender Ding Haifeng and calmly slot home.

Bakambu and Augusto helped Guoan take the lead shortly after half-time, when Bakambu converted a header from Augusto's cross to make it 2-1.

The second half saw three goals in the final few minutes. In the 89th minute, striker Alan's powerful shot made it 3-1 to Guoan and seemingly sealed the win for the capital outfit.

However, in stoppage time, Zhang Chengdong's right-footed volley enabled Hebei to cut the deficit to 3-2, and in the very last minute of play, Guoan keeper Guo Quanbo collided with Marcao to concede a penalty, which the Brazilian striker then converted himself to level the scores. ■

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