On September 24, in the 13th round of the Super League, Guangzhou Evergrande lost 1-2 to Jiangsu Suning. After the game, team coach Cannavaro believed that there were some controversial penalties in the game.
Cannavaro said: "When we were in possession of the offensive advantage, there was a controversial wing set ball. Because of this unfortunate controversy, the goal was eventually lost. What I am satisfied with in this game is our combat effectiveness. It’s not as good as the opponent, but even so, I’m still very satisfied with the player’s devotion. In the second half, without humility, we have taken control of the game. If we think about how to improve Chinese football every day, today is a good course. In order to improve football, the joint efforts of many parties are needed to improve the level of football."
Cannavaro said that the loss of the ball should be 76 minutes of the game. He Chao had physical contact with Suning players and the latter fell to the ground. The referee thought it was a foul and awarded Suning a free kick. The result is precisely with this free kick, Suning locked the score at 2-1.
It is reported that Guangzhou Evergrande has already filed a complaint with the Football Association for some disputes in this field.