CSL: Yannick Carrasco's late goal earns Dalian Yifang draw

Yannick Carrasco's stoppage-time strike salvaged a point for 10 men Dalian Yifang as they secured a 1-1 Chinese Super League draw with Henan Jianye on Sunday in their opening game of the season.

The 25-year-old Belgian completes a moving to Chinese Super League (CSL) side Dalian Yifang on February 2018, following a two-and-a-half year stint with Atletico Madrid. Carrasco finishes seven goals in last season with 25 appearances in Dalian as Arsenal maintain their interest in luring Carrasco to the Premier League this summer.

Marek Hamsik, signed from Napoli last month, made his debut for Dalian but it was Henan who took the lead via Henrique Dourado's close-range effort after 26 minutes.

Brazilian striker Henrique Dourado, who was tripped by Qin Sheng from Dalian, suffered a tibial fracture in his first CSL game. The doctor has confirmed Dourado's long time break as he needs surgery.

Dalian defender Yang Shanping was sent off eight minutes before the interval for a second booking and Henan looked set to take all three points until Belgium international Carrasco stroked the ball home from outside the area in the 91st minute.

Jiangsu Suning beat Tianjin Tianhai 3-2 thanks to Alex Teixeira's double, with the Brazilian opening the scoring just before halftime and Eder Martins adding a second from the penalty spot on the hour mark.

Alex Teixeira (L) of Jiangsu Suning celebrates with teammates after scoring. /VCG Photo

Alex Teixeira (L) of Jiangsu Suning celebrates with teammates after scoring. /VCG Photo

Gabriel Paletta's own goal gave Tianjin hope but a second from Teixeira 14 minutes from fulltime meant Johnathan's 90th-minute goal was little more than a consolation.

On Saturday, Chris Coleman's Hebei CFFC made a losing start to the 2019 campaign as they lost 3-1 to promoted Shenzhen FC.

Ayoub El Kaabi had given Coleman's side the lead seven minutes before the interval but Norway striker Ole Kristian Selnaes struck twice - either side of Harold Preciado's 83rd-minute goal.

Guangzhou R&F were denied victory over Chongqing Lifan when Alan Kardec's second of the game three minutes into stoppage-time secured a 2-2 draw.

Source(s): Reuters