Caltex Socceroo on target in Chinese Super League

Caltex Socceroos striker Apostolos Giannou was on target while Matt Spiranovic got the better of a fellow national team defender in the Chinese Super League overnight.

Giannou scored the second goal in Guangzhou R&F’s 2-0 win over Henan Jianye, firing a powerful low drive from the edge of the area in the 67th minute, leaving the keeper with no chance.

The 26-year-old picked the ball up on the top of the box showing great feet to beat two defenders before lashing the ball home into the bottom left corner.

Elsewhere, Matt Spiranovic ‘s Hangzhou Greentown upset Trent Sainsbury’s Jiangsu Suning 3-0 at Yellow Dragon Sports Center, with both getting through 90 minutes for their respective clubs.

In a shock result, 14th-placed Hangzhou dominated proceedings with Anselmo Ramon firing a double either side of half-time before Cheng Mouyi netted late to secure the comprehensive victory.

Sainsbury’s Jiangsu, currently second in the Chinese Super League, are now seven points behind league-leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

In Holland, Brad Jones’ impressive start to the season has continued with Feyenoord, keeping another clean sheet in his side’s 5-0 win over Roda JC.

Feyenoord have now won all seven matches to start the Eredivisie campaign and Jones has kept five clean sheets to help the Dutch giants to be five points clear on top of the league.

In Turkey, Socceroo defender Aziz Behich played a full game as a 10-man Bursaspor edged Kasimpasa 1-0 at home.

The hosts were forced to play the final 15 minutes with 10-men and keeper Harun Tekin saved a penalty but managed to hold on for a crucial three points.