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Was Chinese Super League goalkeeper’s mistake worse than Asian Games howler for South Korea in shock loss to Malaysia?

Zhang Chong spills routine catch to allow former English Premier League striker Ricardo Vaz Te simplest goal of his career in bad weekend

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 August, 2018, 3:38pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 August, 2018, 3:42pm

It’s been a bad weekend for goalkeepers in both the Asian Games and the Chinese Super League.

Former English Premier League footballer Ricardo Vaz Te has scored goals around the world but he will not get an easier finish than his goal in the Chinese Super League for Henan Jianye against Dalian Yifang on Saturday.

he home side’s keeper Zhang Chong dropped a cross and the ball slipped through his legs to give the former Portugal international a tap-in from four yards out.

Arguably it was even worse than South Korea under-23 keeper Song Bumkeun’s howler in their shock Asian Games loss to South Korea on Friday night.

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Song was at fault for both goals in the defeat but Zhang’s blushes were saved by his teammates.

Dalian Yifang came from behind to win, giving them another vital three points as they look to avoid an immediate return to China League One.

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Zimbabwe striker Nyasha Mushekwi scoring both goals to leave them 13th on the table after 19 games, leapfrogging Henan with the win.

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The 30-year-old has scored nine goals in 10 games this season, including a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Guangzhou R&F last weekend.

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Dalian play 15th placed Chongqing Lifan next weekend. Jordi Cruyff’s struggling side lost 3-2 to Shanghai SIPG on Saturday to remain in the relegation zone.