On November 18/19 or December 2/3 the first leg of the CFA Cup Final will be played. This time both teams are from Shanghai, Shanghai Shenhua, and Shanghai SIPG.
It will be the 7th appearance of Shanghai Shenhua in the finals. The club won the CFA Cup three times (1956, 1991, 1998). This year Shanghai Shenhua reached the finals. While they played against some clubs from the second division, they were also victorious over Beijing Guoan and Shandong Luneng.
Shanghai SIPG has never reached the finals of the CFA Cup before. Similiar to Shanghai Shenhua, Shanghai SIPG played and won against two clubs from the second division before defeating Tianjin Quanjian and Guangzhou Evergrande. Noteworthy is the win over Tianjin Quanjian and Guangzhou Evergrande. Shanghai SIPG lost their first match against Tianjin Quanjian with 3-0. But two week later Shanghai SIPG made a comeback, winning the game by 4-0 and advancing to the semi-finals.
The first leg will be played on Shanghai Shenhua’s home turf on 19 November 2017. The second leg played in Shanghai Stadium will be on 26 November 2017.