On October 21, Beijing time, in the 16th round of the Super League, TEDA drew 1-1 with a deep foot, with a total score of 3-1 and eliminated opponents in advance of relegation. They went ashore with only one win this season. People's Daily commented on this:
Tianjin Taida, who only won one game in a season, is the first team in the relegation group to stay in the Super League next season, while the Shenzhen team, which almost entered the championship group, has to go through the next round of "life and death". Before the rules, the teams are equal. In two life-and-death matches, the TEDA team, which strengthened the lineup, kicked out the momentum and went ashore first. The Shenzhen team underestimated the cruelty of the relegation competition. If you want to stop sliding into the abyss, you have to come up with more Persuasive performance.