Joel Griffiths was on target but could not guide Beijing Guoan to a win in the Chinese Super League last night. The Australian striker scored in the 55th minute of the clash with Shenzhen Ruby but Beijing conceded a second goal nine minutes later to lose 2-1 which saw them drop to seventh on the table.

In other matches in China, Changchun Yatai defeated Jiangsu Shuntian 2-1, Chongqing Lifan and Qingdao Jonoon drew 1-1 as did Tianjin Teda and Shandong Luneng.

Unfortunately, Ivorian-born Australian midfielder Jonas Salley could not prevent Shaanxi Chanba from going down 2-1 to Liaoning Hongyun.