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Jose Fonte, Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan are the latest high-profile players to swap European football for the fledgling Chinese Super League, but they endured a miserable and nightmare debut.
The trio of players featured for their new side Dalian Yifang on Saturday following their transfers from West Ham and Atletico Madrid, respectively.
First up: Shanghai SIPG.
The outfit which boast the likes of ex-Chelsea star Oscar and ex-Porto striker Hulk.
And the little Brazilian ran riot, bagging a hat-trick, eventually beating Yifang 8-0!
Shanghai netted three times in the first half, before adding a further five goals in the second half. Hulk also got on the score-sheet.
Dream debut for Fonte, Carrasco and Gaitan with Dalian Yifang. 8-0 defeat to Oscar and Hulk's Shanghai SIPG.
- James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) March 3, 2018
Biggest story today...Carrasco, Gaitan and Jose Fonte made their Chinese Super League debuts for Dalian Yifang vs Shanghai SIPG FC (with Oscar & Hulk).
Dalian Yifang just went on to lose 8-0.
Oscar scored a hat-trick
- Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) March 3, 2018
Dalian Yifang (the new home of Gaitan, Fonte and Carrasco) just got beat 8-0.
All three played.
Carrasco was a lone striker. Gaitan played in behind...
Oscar (hat trick) and Hulk scored for the opposition.
Not a great start!
- Kristian Sturt - Transfer News (@FootieWriter) March 3, 2018
Wow. Dalian Yifang hammered 8-0 by Shanghai SIPG in their Chinese Super League season opener. Not a great debut for Jose Fonte, Carrasco & Gaitan at Yifang. Former Chelsea star Oscar scored a hat trick for Shanghai + Hulk had a goal & 2 assists.
- Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) March 3, 2018
Jose Fonte, Gaitan & Carrasco concede 8 goals in their Chinese super league debut
- Tanmay:tm: (@foreversaint_) March 3, 2018
Carrasco, Gaitán and Fonte's first match for Dalian Yifang was an *8-0* defeat by Shanghai SIPG (Oscar and Hulk's club). Wonder if they're having second thoughts about the move to China right now...
- Matthew Gregory (@mattgregoryuk) March 3, 2018
Nightmare debuts for Jose Fonte, Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan.
Expect no mercy for Oscar and hulk.
- Jabullani Gitau (El (@JabullaniG) March 3, 2018
Carrasco's heat-up paints a damning picture.
Dalian Yifang debuts today:
They lost 8-0...
Carrasco must be knackered after all those kickoffs :grimacing: pic.twitter.com/BQJ8sAlylk
- Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) March 3, 2018
Are the former La Liga stars regretting the Chinese switch?
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