Guus Hiddink's China beat Bahrain for first Toulon Tournament win
China beat Bahrain 4-1 to win the second round of Group C during 2019 Toulon Tournament in France on Thursday.
It was Chinese Olympic squad's the first victory for 12 years in this event, finishing the 18-game winless streak. The last triumph for China side was beating Ghana 2-1 in 2007's group stage, and latest loss was the 1-4 defeat to Ireland three days before.
In this match against Bahrain, Shan Huanhuan scored two headers respectively in the 16th and 26th minutes to lead the game. In the second half, Mohamed Al Hardan of Bahrain scored a penalty, putting pressure on China's team again.
However, Hu Jinghang and Lin Liangming each added a goal in the 79th and 90th minutes, confirming their side's victory.
After the match, China men's Olympic soccer team coach Guus Hiddink told PPTV, "For this game, we brought four new guys and they all played today. Although it was a harry, you could see the difference from the first match. So, it's good to see them and I think we had a very good match."
The last group match for China is to against Mexico. In their last contest, China lost 3-1.