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CSL: Hangzhou Greentown 1 Changchun Yatai 1

Created on 10 Mar., 2013 5:40 PM GMT

A 77th-minute strike from Brazilian striker Isac has earned Changchun Yatai a 1-1 draw away to Hangzhou in the Chinese Super League.

The home side took the lead in the first half through Di Gao but they were unable to hold on for three points as Isac took advantage of a goal-mouth scramble to score a second-half equaliser.

Ivorian striker Davy Claude Angan set up Hangzhou's goal in the 37th minute, receiving the ball near the halfway line and turning immediately to release Mazola in behind Yatai's left full-back.

Mazola burst forward before losing control of the ball but the Brazilian forward kept the pressure on, bundling one of the visiting defenders over and ensuring a fumble from Yatai's goalkeeper before Gao smashed home the rebound.

But with 13 minutes remaining plus stoppage time, Yatai grabbed a share of the points when Hangzhou's defence failed to clear a free-kick from captain Zhang Xiaofei and the ball fell at the feet of Isac, who reacted smartly to score.

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