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CARLOS WHO? Tevez and Shanghai Shenhua beaten by Brisbane Roar

Carlos Tevez's debut for Shanghai Shenhua certainly did not go to plan.

The Argentine striker became the highest-paid player in world football when he joined Shenhua from Boca Juniors in December.

But the 33-year-old former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus star was unable to lead his side to victory in the AFC Champions League play-off round, going down 2-0 at home to A-League club Brisbane Roar.

First-half goals from Brandon Borrello and Tommy Oar saw the Roar come out on top at the Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai.

Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young made a fine save to deny Obafemi Martins in the second half, preserving his side's two-goal advantage, and sending them into Group E where they will face Japan's Kashima Antlers, Thailand's Muangthong United and South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai.

Brisbane were understandably delighted with the result which sees them into the group stage proper of Asia's premier club competition for 2017.

Andrew Slevison
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