Sunday, November 19, 2006
Shandong takes China's League and Cup double
China Super League champions Shandong Luneng completed a league and cup double for the second time in their history after defeating Dalian Shide 2-0 in the China FA Cup final. Sinosoc noted that Li Jinyu and Han Peng scored the goals at the Helong Stadium in Changsha to win Shandong their fourth domestic cup after triumphs in 1995, 1999 and 2004, and scupper Dalian's chances of a place in next year's Asian Champions League. "China Super League top scorer Li Jinyu put Shandong in front on 33 minutes after a headed pass from Han Peng, who headed his side's second in the 73rd minute to avenge last year's cup final defeat. In between, Serbian forward Miodrag Pantelic was red-carded on 65 minutes for assaulting the referee after Zhu Ting had a penalty claim turned down," the football portal reported..