Match Previews and Reports

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Gao Di at the double as Shenhua sink Shenxin in Shanghai derby

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1

Shanghai Shenxin 0

Shanghai Shenhua 2
Gao Di 29′, 80′

Attendance 12,098

Two predatory set-piece goals from debutant Gao Di were enough for Shenhua to win their fifth consecutive Shanghai Derby, this time with a win over Shanghai Shenxin.…

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Debut Batalla goal helps Beijing past Changchun

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1

Beijing Guoan 1
Pablo Batalla 67′

Changchun Yatai 0

Beijing Guoan didn’t deliver the dominant performance fans were hoping for, but the side got the season off to a good start taking all three points at home against a weak Changchun Yatai.…

Dejan Damjanovic on the ball for Jiangsu Sainty vs. Guizhou Renhe

Damjanovic squanders chance to seal victory for Jiangsu

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1

Jiangsu Sainty 0

Guizhou Renhe 0

High-profile signing Dejan Damjanovic missed a golden chance late in the game in Nanjing, as Guizhou Renhe managed to escape with a point against a much improved Jiangsu Sainty side.…

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New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1

Guangzhou Evergrande 3 

Renê Júnior 53′, Feng Renliang 62′, Dong Xuesheng 70′

Henan Jianye 0

Despite fielding a weakened line-up, Guangzhou Evergrande ran out comfortable winners over Henan Jianye in the second fixture of the 2014 China Super League.…

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North Terrace News & Preview: Shanghai Shenxin v Shanghai Shenhua

And so it begins once more. The 2014 season for Shenhua begins much as did 2013 — a club beset by off-field issues and worrying squad turnover makes the short trip across Shanghai to their nomadic galline neighbours.

Junior Urso celebrates goal vs. Harbin Yiteng.

Junior Urso strike rescues poor Luneng

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1

Shandong Luneng 1 
Junior Urso 89′

Harbin Yiteng 0

It was not meant to be a difficult tie, yet expected title challengers Shandong Luneng were forced to wait until the final minute to secure victory over 10-man Harbin Yiteng in their season opener.…

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Hong Kong’s Asian Cup dreams collapse in Hanoi

Asian Cup Qualifying Group E
Vietnam 3

Huynh Quoc Anh 24
Nguyen Anh Duc 67
Trong Hoang 81

Hong Kong 1
Lo Kwan Yee 81

Hong Kong’s slim chances of making the 2015 Asian Cup finals in Australia evaporated on a wet night in Hanoi with a 3-1 away defeat to Vietnam.…

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Yuexiushan News and Preview: Tianjin Teda vs. Guangzhou R&F

Guangzhou R&F travel north to take on Tianjin TEDA on Sunday night as both sides kick-off their 2014 CSL campaigns.