The much-hyped battle last night between the two Chinese national team players on their return from Germany's Bundesliga went decidedly in the favour of Yang Chen who scored after just four minutes of his debut for Shenzhen Jianlibao. Yang, in his first match since leaving Hamburg club St Pauli, helped his team triumph 2-1 over Chongqing Lifan New Feeling whose own debutant Xie Hui limped out of the game after just 25 minutes. 'I feel great for scoring,' said Yang, who opened the scoring with a deflected shot from the edge of the box playing in an unfamiliar role in the centre of midfield. 'But I need a lot more time to acclimatise to the weather. The weather was killing me. My legs felt very tired towards the end. The coach asked me to act as a link between the midfield and our three forwards, but I think I have to work on my sense of positioning.' Xie Hui, meanwhile had a forgettable game on his return to the Chinese National Football League, hobbling off the pitch midway through the first half much to the bemusement of his Brazilian coach Edson Tavares. 'I didn't see anyone touch him, but he was complaining about his knee,' he said of the striker who was previously with SpVgg Greuther Furth in the German second division. 'Nobody touched him, but he had an operation a few months ago and then got injured again in the Bundesliga.' The game, one of six played in the first round of matches in China since the Sars shutdown, was a triumph in more ways than one for Shenzhen, who took a 2-0 lead through Brazilian striker Jorge Honorio Tiago in the 36th minute, before Zhang Yuanjie pulled a goal back with a 51st minute tap-in. Despite the game being broadcast live nationally, the match attracted around 32,000 fans. The attendance was a reflection of the excitement that Yang Chen's arrival has bought to a city that is nicknaming its club 'Real Jianlibao' because of its star-studded line-up. 'We're taking that direction, to become an elite team in the Chinese league,' said Zhang Jian, the new Shenzhen Jianlibao manager who is best known as the man behind the young Chinese squad that included Li Tie to train in Brazil in 1993. 'There will be more big names to come. Sars has had a very big impact economically but just look at the number of fans. We will recover quickly.' However the Chinese 'Real' did not impress everyone, especially as they faded the longer the game went on in strength-sapping heat and humidity. 'Shenzhen have invested a lot of money, but I was not impressed,' said Edson Tavares. 'Playing the way they play is very complicated for Chinese players. Physically, tactically and technically I was not impressed.' Even Shenzhen's captain - national team skipper Li Weifeng - had to admit that his side weren't that impressive, suggesting that they had worked too hard during the three-month suspension of the league. 'We are not in our best shape. We're very tired from training and the game was very important so we felt the pressure,' he said before heaping praise on Yang. 'He performed very well. But this is only one game in Jia A. There are many more to come'.