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First trophy for Li Xiaopeng with Shandong Luneng at the Chinese FA Cup?

First trophy for Li Xiaopeng with Shandong Luneng at the Chinese FA Cup?

Today, Li Xiaopeng would be likely to achieve his first trophy in managerial career when Shandong Luneng faces Shanghai Shenhua in the second leg match of the Chinese FA Cup final.

Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandon Luneng match information

Time: 18:35 (GMT+8) on December 6th

Venue: Hongkou Football Stadium

‎‎Competition: Chinese FA Cup

In the first leg match of the finals, Shandong Luneng defeated Shanghai Shenhua by a 1-0 score. Graziano Pelle was the man scoring the only goal for Shandong Luneng from the penalty spot.

Since moving to China to play football, Pelle regularly scored for his team at important games. As a result, he will be the most impressive player in the second leg.

With Pelle in the team, coach Li Xiaopeng can hope to achieve the first trophy in his managerial career. Furthermore, in the Chinese FA Cup this year, Shandong Luneng beat various strong opponents namely Jiangsu Suning, Beijing Gouan, and Shanghai SIPG to advance to the final match.

The most dangerous tactics of Shandong Luneng are the crosses into the penalty box. With the height of Pelle and Fellaini, they scored many goals from the headers.

In the case of Shanghai Shenhua, playing at the home ground in the second leg match does not give them any advantages. When two teams faced each other at the 2019 Super League before, Shandong Luneng beat them at the Hongkou Football Stadium by 3-1 score.

That result seems to happen again because Shanghai Shenhua's defenders do not have any method to prevent attackers from Shandong Luneng.

Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng possible lineups:

Shanghai Shenhua: Li Shuai, Aidi Fulangxisi, Jiang Shenglong, Bi Jinhao, Zhu Chenjie, Sun Kai, Peng Xinli, Stephan El Shaarawy, Cao Yunding, Giovanni Moreno, Kim Shin Wook.

Shandong Luneng: Wang Dalei, Wang Tong, Dai Lin, Zheng Zheng, Zhang Chi, Jin Jingdao, Hao Junmin, Marouane Fellaini, Wu Xinghan, Graziano Pelle, Duan Liuyu.

Shanghai Shenhua vs Shandong Luneng score predictions: 1-3