The 2020 special game system made November 2 the "worst day" in the history of the Super League. The four games on this day produced two teams competing for the championship and runner-up and two teams competing for 0.5 relegation places. team. Under the pressure of non-heaven and hell, what is left for the Super League this day is the charm of football and the regrets caused by disputes.
A set of red and yellow card data can give a glimpse of the tragic degree of the Chinese Super League: 60 yellow cards and 13 red cards have set the highest number of single-round red and yellow cards in the history of the Super League. The closed game system and the brutal knockout system of the second stage of the league made the game full of uncertainty. Every team is in a state of physical and mental overload. The tragic scene is conceivable.
The charm of football was thus given birth: in the battle with Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu Suning fought a classic battle with a lagging score and a disadvantaged number of people, and defeated his opponents to advance. The promotion led by Wu Jingui, Qingdao Huanghai, was previously considered a popular relegation favorite. , But completed self-rescue in the desperate situation of losing in the first round and conceding a goal in the second round. The penalty shootout defeated Wuhan Zall and successfully relegated. The unpredictable charm of the football game was fully demonstrated.
But the controversial voices should not be ignored either. It was still in these two games that the referee's penalties became the focus. The Wuhan Zall coaching staff even staged a scene where they were angry at the referee and almost went on strike. this
It is still possible for the Chinese Super League to adopt a staged tournament system next season. The "Hardest Day" will leave not only the results of the cold game, but also the enlightenment for further improving various systems under the special competition system.
Zhou Xiao, sports commentator of Beijing News