DALIAN, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou R&F ousted defending champions Shanghai Shenhua 5-3 on penalties in the first round of the 2020 China Football Association Cup (CFA Cup), while Guangzhou Evergrande beat Henan Jianye 2-0 on Friday night.
Facing Jianye, 19-year-old Tan Kaiyuan tucked into the net for Evergrande's lead in the 32nd minute on a one-two with Luo Guofu.
"We've taken note of all of his personal and technical characteristics as well as watching him play," Tite told a virtual news conference. "He is a new emerging talent in an important position," he added.
Raul Jimenez put the away side in front with a half-volley from Castelo Podence's left-wing cross, before Romain Saiss's header from Neto's corner completed the scoring.
The game's turning point came in the 86th minute as Bi Jinhao tapped Yu Hanchao's cross to level the game for Shenhua, and that was just the right reward for Shenhua head coach Choi Kang-Hee, who made a raft of changes midway through the second half. Enditem
The 37-year-old was among 26 players summoned by head coach Gerardo Martino for the Tricolor's first fixtures of the year, which will be preceded by a five day training camp starting Saturday.
12 players are below the age of 23. Favre could count on the youngest squad in the club's history and play intense and fluid attacking football.
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"I used to fail in the final shot, this time I was the one who turned the tide," Liu said with a smile.
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.