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North Terrace News: Shenhua click into gear, stuttering Shandong next up

It’s Sunday Night Football again at Hongkou this week, with Shanghai Shenhua welcoming a Shandong Luneng side making a disappointing start to 2016. Can the blues put the boot in and kick an old rival while they’re down? 2016 starts here It’s been an odd start to the CSL season in many ways – the […]

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Pub Talk: Two wounded beasts duel – Beijing Guoan, Guangzhou Evergrande and the new money teams.

The weather is never far from the pub agenda, this week spring is springing which means the CSL is getting into full swing. Evergrande and Guoan who face off and your pair discuss this big game – can both teams get over their disappointing starts to far? The pub pundits ponder. The Asian Champions League […]

Urawa put Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao on brink of ACL elimination

Urawa Red Diamonds beat Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 1-0 to give a slim chance of the reigning Asian champions moving on from the group stage. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP H Urawa Red Diamonds 1 Yuki Muto 52′ Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC 0 Attendance: 30,282 The two sides last met on March 16 in Guangzhou whenUrawa were […]

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Changchun Yatai 4-4 Tianjin Teda: just like watching (two) Brazil(s)

A ridiculously entertaining 4-4 draw between Changchun Yatai and Tianjin Teda could well be one of the most enthralling matches seen in Chinese football since the introduction of the professional game. This match was a classic, in the truest sense of the term. Both teams have something to build-on: Changchun have the firepower of their […]

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Xihu Insider: Greentown in impressive victory over Shandong

Following a tough away defeat to Shijiazhuang in round two and an international break, Friday saw Hangzhou Greentown welcome Shandong Luneng to the Huang Long Stadium. Having suffered a 1-4 ACL home defeat to Seoul in their previous fixture and with both teams sitting in mid-table following a win and a draw from their opening […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua aim to jump-start 2016 against Shijiazhuang

Shanghai Shenhua return to action after the two-week international break with the visit to Hongkou of last year’s surprise package Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. Can Gregorio Manzano lead his side to victory at the third time of asking and belatedly get 2016 up and running for the blues? False starts Early-season international breaks always rankle – […]