Shanghai Port extended their remarkable winning streak to five games by securing a convincing 3-0 triumph over Changchun Yatai in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Monday.
Shanghai Port took an early lead in the 11th minute when Issa Kallon capitalized on a rebound opportunity to score his first goal of the season for the team.
Merely seven minutes later, the renowned Brazilian star Paulinho further increased the lead after the Changchun goalkeeper denied two consecutive strikes from Wu Lei.
In the additional time of the first half, Oscar sealed the victory for Shanghai Port with a superbly executed curling 30-yard free kick that found the top far corner of the net.
With an impressive track record of eight wins and two draws from 10 matches, Shanghai Port currently holds the top position in the league table with 26 points, enjoying a comfortable six-point lead over Chengdu Rongcheng, who sit in second place. The next round of matches promises an eagerly awaited encounter between these top two teams on Saturday.