11/7/2018 4:48:46 PM (GMT+3)

Shanghai SIPG seal Chinese Super League

Shanghai SIPG seal Chinese Super League

SHANGHAI, China: Shanghai SIPG sealed the 2018 Chinese Super League title on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Beijing Renhe, denying Guangzhou Evergrande a record-extending eighth title in Chinese football's top flight.

SIPG coach Vitor Pereira has achieved what his more famous predecessor Andre Villas-Boas could not, winning the club's first major trophy since its founding in 2005. 

SIPG, who have the expensive Brazilian duo of Oscar and Hulk, wrapped up the title with a game to spare thanks to a 2-1 victory over Beijing Renhe. 

On a wet night at Shanghai Stadium, Uzbek international Odil Akhmedov put the champions-elect ahead in the 20th minute with a sumptuous curling effort from outside the box.