SportsTalk October 30 According to the rules, the top two teams in the U21 League this season will participate in the Chinese League Two next season. On October 25, the fourth stage of the U21 League started. This is the last five rounds of the last stage of the U21 League in the 2023 season. After the two rounds of games, “Football News” published an article analyzing the U21 League’s promotion to the second level.
At present, the pattern of the U21 League is that 6 teams compete for 2 places in the Chinese League Two: Shandong Taishan has 42 points. Shanghai Haigang ranked second with 39 points, Dalian ranked third with 36 points, Shanghai Shenhua and Chengdu Chengdu ranked fourth and fifth with 35 points, and the sixth-ranked Zhejiang team scored 33 points. Theoretically, these six teams are qualified to compete for two places in the Chinese League Two.
Shanghai Haigang has also performed very strongly in the last two rounds. In the 18th round, they faced the Dalian people. They picked 2 to 1 and in the 19th round Against Chengdu Chengdu, they defeated their opponent 3-1. The previous fourth place rushed to second place in one breath, and they were 3 points ahead of the third place. In fact, they had established a good advantage to advance to the second place.
The four U21 teams, Chengdu Chengdu, Shanghai Shenhua, Dalian Renhe and Zhejiang, performed poorly in the first two rounds of this stage. Chengdu Chengdu has lost two games in a row at this stage, losing to Shandong Taishan and Shanghai Haigang. The points are still 35 points, and it is relatively difficult to advance to the second level. Shanghai Shenhua shook hands with the Zhejiang team in the 18th round, and lost again to the Zhejiang team in the 19th round. Shandong Taishan’s promotion to the second level also took a turn for the worse. Shanghai Shenhua ranked second after the first stage, and once ranked first after the second stage, but its performance in the subsequent two stages was not stable.
Dalian lost to Shanghai Haigang 1-2 in the 18th round. In the 19th round, they defeated Zhejiang 1-0 and won 1 After the 1 draw, the points reached 36 points, currently ranking third. In the 20th round, they will face off against Shandong Taishan. Once they lose, they will directly give Shandong Taishan a place in the second place. Only by winning can they continue their hope of reaching the second level. This game is also the highlight of the 20th round.
The situation of the Zhejiang U21 team is not optimistic. Their record in the last two rounds is 1 draw and 1 loss, and they have started to fall behind. In the 20th round, the Zhejiang U21 team will face off directly with the Haigang U21 team. Only by winning in this game can the Zhejiang U21 team retain hope, and at the same time, it can also retain hope for other U21 teams.
In another game in the 20th round, Shanghai Shenhua played against Chengdu Rongcheng. Both teams scored 35 points, and the winner continued to advance to the second tier. Hopefully, the loser will basically bid farewell to the second place.