The first round of the Shanghai Derby attracted a large number of fans to watch the game. According to Shanghai media "Zhou Xie", about 1,400 fans in Shenhua spent 9 hours on the journey, cheering for the team without any regrets.
According to reports, this time the Shanghai Derby coincides with the weekend, and Suzhou is closer to Shanghai, so a large number of Shenhua fans hope to watch the game. 1,400 Shenhua tickets were robbed in less than half an hour.
Shenhua’s 9 official fan organizations have undertaken the organization of the fans. A total of about 30 buses departed from 7 different centralized pickup points for Suzhou. From before the start to the end of the game, all Shenhua fans showed a very strong fighting capacity and spared no effort to shout for the team.
Zhang Lei, president of the Flower of Gods Fan Club, said: "This is just an ordinary one of the 41 derby games in Shenhua's history. The only special feature is only due to the epidemic prevention in a special period. This time the derby was held in a foreign country. Shenhua’s fans cannot be beaten by the derby style."
Ding Ding, a veteran Shenhua Blue Devils fan, said: "Seeing Shenhua's performance, everything is worth it. The players are so hard and the team is so strong. We are very pleased and very happy. Although this kind of remote derby is fresh, it feels the best. At home, the life of football is home and away. Shenhua is the life attitude and lifestyle of many Shenhua people. I hope to return to normal soon and return to Hongkou to watch Shenhua games."