On Friday, Shanghai Port suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Beijing Guoan to miss an early chance of securing the 2023 Chinese Super League title.
Sierra Leone International Issa Kallon, who started on the bench, was subbed on in the 32nd minute to bookmark his 24th appearance for the Chinese side as he replace Lucas João.
Guoan’s Wang Gang opened the scoring for the visitors in the 24th minute as Zhang Linpeng’s foul in the area gave the visitors another chance in the 52nd minute.
Beijing striker Fabio Abreu scored from the penalty spot to double the lead. Wu Lei’s header gave Shanghai a consolation goal in the 89th minute.
With two matches left in the 2023 CSL, Shanghai Port is on top of the table with 59 points, with Shandong Taishan five points adrift in second place after they beat Changchun Yatai 3-0.
In Friday’s other CSL match, Wuhan Three Towns beat Dalian Pro 3-1.