Francis Gillot contract with Shanghai Shenhua has been terminated after they lost 0-1 against Jiangsu Sainty in the Chinese FA Cup final second leg. The first leg of the CFA Cup in Nanjing last week ended 0-0.
The story was the same in Shanghai, despite Shenhua starting with a strong line-up with Tim Cahill and Demba Ba up front, with full-time ending goalless.
The match then went into a 30-minute extra play. Jiangsu’s Croatian midfielder Sammir scored what turned out to be the winner for the visitors in the 110th minute to stun the home crowd into silence.
The victory helped Jiangsu secure a spot in next year’s AFC Champions League group stage while Shanghai Shenhua failed to play in this competitions after finished 6 in the 2015 Chinese Super League.
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