11 goals for Yaya Touré new side

This weekend it was goals galore in one Chinese League One match that was seen as the reported new club for Yaya Touré run out 9-2 winners. The player was in the stand to watch as his new club Qingdao Huanghai run riot against the bottom of the league Shanghai Shenxin.

Qingdao on top 

It is looking very likely that Qingdao Huanghai will be playing in the Chinese Super League next season as the side sit top of the table and four points clear after 14 matches. The club also looks to be on the brink of bringing in Yaya Touré.

The player has been on trial with the club as he looks to prove his fitness, it was thought that he had failed in a bid to sign a contract with the team. He was however pictured in the stand as the team won 9-2 over the weekend.
Yaya - photo thanks to @seb_perpignan 
He will have his work cut out to get into Jordi Vinyals side though with the team sitting top of the table. The Spanish coach at the club formerly of Barcelona Youth is expecting the same high standards of fitness from Yaya as the rest of his team.

Qingdao run the show 

This weekend saw round 14, in the Chinese Super League One and the side with Taiwan defender Yaki Yan looked for three points to remain top of the league.

While Qingdao Huanghai where of course favourites going into their home match with bottom side Shanghai Shenxin few would have expected them to score nine.

That is what they did though with goals from Wang Dong, Yang Yu, a double from Gao Xiang and Ricardo Vaz Té and then a Brazilian stole the show with a hat trick by the name of Cleo.

The deadlock in the match with 11 goals was not broken through till the 24th minute of the game though when Cleo got his first goal of the match from his head. The Brazilian then doubled his tally on 39 minutes.

It was three before half time as Muhammateli Bari put the ball right on the head of Gao Xiang.

It looked like five minutes into the second half there could be a match still on as the away side made it 3-1. The goal coming as Dibba laid it off for Pan Chaoran for an easy finish.

It was then the man who's played in Scotland and England who made it 4-1 as Ricardo Vaz Té fired the ball into the top corner from close range. Soon after on 71 minutes, the away side was down to ten when Li Wanjie received a second yellow card.

Then on 73 minutes, it was 5-1 as Wang Dong fired the ball home from the spot.

Next, within five more second-half minutes, it was 7-1, the goal to make it six came from a header from that man Vaz Té again. Yang Yu then made it seven after the keeper had made a good save the Shenxin defender though just stood still allowing Yang the easiest of tasks to score.

It was to be 7-2 five before the end as the away side grabbed a second this time from Xu Junmin. This was a lovely finish across the keeper into the bottom corner.

Although any kind of respect to the result was ended as the home side managed two more goals before the final whistle to make it 9-2.

The eighth came from Cleo as he finally picked up his hat-trick firing home from close range and the final goal came on 91 minutes from  Gao Xiang. This came after Wang Dong had pulled the keeper out and chipped it across for the ball to be headed into an empty net.

That was to be the end of the nightmare for Shanghai Shenxin and am sure Yaya Touré would have been impressed watching on from the stand. It will now be interesting to see if the man from the Ivory Coast can gain enough fitness to get into the side.

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