JOSE FONTE, Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan started life within the Chinese language Tremendous League with a dreadful Eight-Zero thrashing.
Dalian Yifang have been anticipating huge issues from the trio after splashing £50million to carry them to the Far East this week.
However an impressed efficiency from ex-Chelsea star Oscar led to them being taught a harsh lesson by Shanghai SIPG.
Fonte left the Premier League and West Ham for the newly-promoted outfit firstly of final week – though his arrival for £four.4m didn’t fairly seize the creativeness of everybody.
As SunSport reported, the 34-year-old Portugal worldwide was solely greeted by ONE fan on the airport after touching down in Asia.
And his maiden bow proved to be simply as a lot as a moist squib as Oscar wanted lower than a minute to open the scoring for final season’s runners-up within the title race.
With the £44m attacking duo of Carrasco and Gaitan, signed from Atletico Madrid, which may price double that beneath new tax legal guidelines if the membership publish a monetary loss for the 12 months, Yifang have been hopeful of getting again into the conflict.
However the Belgian and Argentine stars will need to have been left questioning what that they had let themselves in for as they witnessed an actual horror present from Fonte and their defence.
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Oscar and a penalty from his fellow countryman Hulk, previously of Porto and Zenit, ensured that they trailed by three on the break.
And no matter phrases have been stated at half time apparently fell on deaf ears as Shanghai produced a second half avalanche of targets.
Chinese language midfielder Wu Lei helped himself to a hat-trick as Oscar additionally claimed his third of the sport earlier than Lu Wanjun added the final touch late on – after Fonte had been subbed off.
And that was sufficient to depart Yifang firmly at thew foot of the desk after the opening day of the season.
Issues are usually not going to get any simpler both, as subsequent week they face a frightening journey to 2015 Asian Cup champions Guangzhou R&F.
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