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CSL wrap: Henan climb, draw in Shanghai

Created on 22 Sept., 2012 3:17 PM GMT

In China Super League play, Jianye, who had gone four games without a win before their 2-1 win against Shandong Luneng on September 1, netted three second-half goals to claim a vital 3-1 victory over the title hopefuls.

Guangzhou however, were the side to open the scoring through former Vasco da Gama marksman Rafael Coelho after 21 minutes.

The hosts did draw level eight minutes into the second half courtesy of an own goal from Sui Donglu before two goals in the final six minutes from Zhang Lu and Chris Katongo helped elevate Shen Xiangfu's side a point clear of the drop zone.

As a result, Shanghai Shenxin now occupy the final relegation place following their 1-1 draw at home to city rivals Shenhua.

Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba scored his sixth goal of the season with a 17th-minute strike.

Shenhua, unbeaten in six league games heading into the fierce derby, were on course for their sixth win of the season before Shenxin's Wang Yun netted a 62nd-minute equaliser.

In Saturday's earlier match, former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita bagged a brace as Dalian Aerbin ran out 2-1 winners against Qingdao Jonoon at Jinzhou Stadium.

Keita struck in the 34th and 55th minutes to open up a two-goal lead before Jonoon's Bruno Meneghel set up a nervy finish with an 85th-minute goal.