It was a chastening night for Hong Kong players in the Chinese Super League as Tan Chun-lok and Dai Wai-tsun were both on the end of bad losses during Thursday night’s second round of matches. The duo made history last week when they each started opposite one another in their teams’ league clash, becoming the first two Hong Kong Chinese to do so. A second time out was less rewarding for the pair; Dai’s Shenzhen went down 3-2 to a limited Shanghai Shenhua outfit in Dalian, while Tan’s Guangzhou R&F were thrashed by Evergrande in the Guangzhou derby later in Dalian. Tan has turned out to be a surprise favourite of new R&F manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the early stages of the Dutchman’s tenure, and again he was in the starting line-up against the defending champions, though it became a night the 24-year-old will quickly want to forget. Evergrande opened the scoring on eight minutes through Paulinho and doubled their lead before half-time through Wei Shihao. Second half goals from Gao Zhunyi, Anderson Talisca and Elkeson wrapped up Evergrande’s second win of the abridged CSL season, and inflicted a second straight loss on R&F, who are now firmly rooted to the foot of the Dalian-based group A. Shenzhen boss Roberto Donadoni would have been hopeful of securing a first win of the season against a Shenhua side that has struggled for the last couple of seasons and are tipped to be closer to the relegation play-off than the championship one come the end of September. But Shenhua, through goals from veteran trio Zhao Mingjian, Zhu Baojie and South Korean Kim Shin-Wook, registered a first win of the campaign. A brace from Cameroonian striker John Mary proved not enough for the South China side. Game week two continues tonight when Jiangsu Suning face Shandong Luneng and Dalian Pro play Henan Jianye to complete the group A action.