Jiangsu Suning midfielder Wu Xi (C) in a tussle with Chongqing Dangdai's Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva (L) during a match of the 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) season in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, on October 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)
Jiangsu Suning and Chongqing Dangdai play out to 1-1 draw in their CSL first-leg playoff.
SUZHOU, China, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Suning was held to a 1-1 draw by Chongqing Dangdai in their first-leg playoff encounter in the Chinese Super League here on Monday.
Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira opened the scoring for Jiangsu with a powerful volley on the edge of the area in the 7th minute, after collecting a pass from his teammate Luo Jing.
Both sides played at a fast pace but could not gain an advantage. In the 73rd minute, Jiang Zhe's corner found Brazilian forward Alan Kardec, who out-jumped the defenders, helping Chongqing level the game with a towering header.
"We did a good job. Though Jiangsu is a tough team, we still had a good performance," said Kardec after the game.
The two teams will face off in the second leg on Saturday. ■