Achampong hits brace as Tianjin draw with Dalian

Author: Peter Sarbah
Frank Acheampong
Frank Acheampong

Ghana forward, Frank Acheampong was on the score sheet for his Chinese club, Tianjin Teda’s 3-3 draw with Dalian Yifang.

Brazilian striker, Yannick Carrasco had short the visitors in front in the 26th minute through a corner kick but it didn’t take long for Sandro Wagner to draw parity for Tianjin through a header in the 31st minute.

Two minutes later, Wagner provided an assist to the Ghana International who put his side in the lead and they managed to hold on to their advantage into recess.

Carrasco cancelled the lead four minutes after recess with an assist from Li Shuai only for the 25-year-old Ghanaian to put the host in front in the 70th minute through a penalty and his second goal of the day.

Just when Tianjin thought they could walk away with the maximum point, Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon scored for Dalian to split the points.

This has position Acheampong’s club 10th on the 16-club league log with 23 points after 19 games while Dalian Yifang are a point better than Tianjin Teda but occupy the 8th position.