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Shanghai: Hulk scored the decisive goal as Shanghai SIPG maintained their 100% start in Group F of the 2017 AFC Champions League to move three points clear of opponents Urawa Red Diamonds following a 3-2 victory at Shanghai Stadium on Wednesday.

Shi Ke reacted well inside the box to head home the opener on 10 minutes before Elkeson’s well-placed effort from 40 yards in first-half stoppage time found the bottom right corner after Urawa ‘keeper Shusaku Nishikawa had earlier raced out his area to clear a loose ball.

Brazilian Hulk then continued his record of having scored in every group game so far by powering past three players and firing through goalkeeper Nishikawa’s legs seven minutes after the restart, only for substitute Rafael Da Silva to pull one back from the spot on 73 minutes.

Wataru Endo then bundled into the back of the net from close in with six minutes remaining before the visitors’ Shinzo Koroki was sent off in stoppage time as Shanghai saw out the win to open up a three-point gap at the top of the Group F standings. 

Photo: Lagardère Sports