Newly promoted Guangzhou extended their lead on top of the Chinese Super League on Friday with a 0-0 draw at Shangdong Luneng.The result saw Guangzhou, last year’s Chinese League One champions, move two points clear of second-placed Beijing Guoan while reigning Chinese Super League champions Shangdong are in eighth, seven points behind the leaders.
Guangzhou are the only unbeaten team left in the Chinese Super League with five wins and three draws from their opening eight games.
Elsewhere on Friday, Tianjin Teda climbed to sixth place with a 2-1 home win over Jiangsu Shuntian.
Tianjin took the lead just after the half-hour mark through Chen Tao but Brazilian defender Eleilson equalised for Jiangsu two minutes before the break.
Just when it appeared both sides would be forced to settle for a point, Tianjin’s Serbian defender Marko Zoric stepped up to score the winner with six minutes left.