Guangzhou Evergrande boss Marcello Lippi couldn't believe his side had won so easily in their Asian Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday night.
Two goals each from Brazilian pair Muriqui and Elkeson, and a late fifth from Gao Lin, gave Evergrande a comfortable victory which was certainly not expected by their Italian boss.
"This is a delightful win for us, even though we were not expecting to win by such a large margin," said Lippi.
"Our team is getting back to find the good conditions we had last year, and I am expecting that we can take the coming games with good confidence."
Lippi's side, who have won six matches in a row in all competitions, are currently sitting on top of the Chinese league table with nine wins and a loss from their 10 outings.
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