Match Previews and Reports

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North Terrace News & Preview: Shanghai Shenhua v Guangzhou Evergrande

Tired of the high-drama, technical quality of the World Cup? Never fear, Shanghai Shenhua return to action in an unusually early end to the mid-season CSL break with league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande visiting Hongkou Stadium on Thursday evening.

Formidable home record keeps East Asia in reach of ACL spot: Mid-Season Review

In only their second season in top flight football, Shanghai East Asia have gone from mid-table dwellers to potential ACL challengers thanks to the addition of some much needed foreign firepower, a dramatic improvement in the performances of goalkeeper Yan Junling, and an impressive unbeaten home record. 


Less is more: Hangzhou Greentown half-season review

Following a managerial change, Hangzhou’s ‘youth revolution’ has produced mixed results for the club, as the side faded away after a bright start.


Life after Conca a bumpy road but Evergrande still on top: Mid-Season Review

The double-winning Cantonese side’s 2013 was always going to be a hard act to follow, and the departure of pivotal midfield maestro Dario Conca in the winter hasn’t made it any easier.

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Stronger Guangzhou R&F Push For ACL Place: Mid-Season Review

Thanks to a much improved defensive and away record compared to the previous two seasons Guangzhou R&F are third in the Chinese Super League.

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Historically weak Shenhua punch above weight – mid-season review

In the first of a series of mid-season previews of some of the CSL’s more interesting clubs, we take a look at perennial headline-hoggers Shanghai Shenhua.

East Asia maintain unbeaten home record at the expense of Harbin

Shanghai East Asia sealed a valuable 3 points in their final game before the summer break, as they saw off a spirited Harbin side at Shanghai Stadium in midweek.…

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Xujiahui News and Preview: Shanghai East Asia v Harbin Yiteng

Following a disappointing defeat in Jiangsu on Sunday evening, East Asia face one more game in front of their own fans before the CSL closes shop for the summer as they welcome CSL debutants Harbin Yiteng to Shanghai Stadium.