Israeli international Eran Zahavi shined in his debut to help Guangzhou R&F overcome Shijiazhuang Everbright 4-2 in the 15th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday.
The 29-year-old striker scored a decisive header and made two assists in 30 minutes playing time after joining the Guangzhou side only three days ago from Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv FC on a transfer fee of 6.3 million euro.
In the 39th minute, Brazilian striker Renatinho netted his second goal this season to open the scoring for the home side.
Shijiazhuang equalized in the 53rd minute as Philippe Mendy scored an easy goal inside Guangzhou's box.
Zahavi headed the ball into the far corner of the net in the 75th minute to help R&F to regain the lead after he came as substitute in the 60th minute.
Ten minutes later, Zahavi's pinpoint pass from the left flank found Zeng Chao, who easily netted to increase the lead to 3-1 for the home side.
The Israeli offered another fine pass to Zhang Yaokun, who sealed the victory by a long drive in the 90th minute.
Shijiazhuang managed to score a consolation goal in injury time as Jiang Jihong fired the ball to the bar and deflected into the back of net.