SportsTalk reported on October 28 that the “Battle of Tianwang Mountain” was staged in the 29th round of the Chinese Super League. The top-ranked Shanghai Haigang and the second-placed Shandong Taishan directly clashed at Haigang’s home court. In the end, the nine-man Shanghai Haigang 1-1 Drawed with nine-man Shandong Taishan and won the championship one round ahead of schedule.
However, Harbor’s championship journey was somewhat bumpy. They were very smooth at the beginning of the season. As of the 21st round in August this year, With 52 points, Haigang once led the standings with 16 points, while Taishan was 17 points behind Haigang at that time. However, under the leadership of Cui Kangxi, the Taishan team started a crazy pursuit of points, while Haigang almost overturned. Before the direct confrontation with Shandong Taishan, the team lost 1-2 to Beijing Guoan, and the lead was once chased down to only 5 points.
The standings after the 21st round of the Chinese Super League on August 8↓↓↓
The standings after the 28th round of the Chinese Super League on October 20th ↓↓↓
Finally Shanghai Haigang won the championship without any danger and won the second Chinese Super League championship in team history.