Inspired South China Hold Cynical Johor Darul Ta’zim to Draw in AFC Cup


Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. If there was a script for this remarkable game then it was clear that neither Hong Kong giants South China or AFC cup 2015 winners and Malaysian champions, Johor […]

ACL Final Second Leg, Guangzhou Evergrande vs FC Seoul: View From the Press Box

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Guangzhou Evergrande 1-1 (agg. 3-3) FC Seoul ACL Final Second Leg Elkeson 58′; Damjanović 62′ Thanks to famed Korea-based football writer John Duerden, Wild East Football’s Guangzhou Evergrande correspondent GZBiffo managed to acquire a media pass for the second leg of the Asian Champions League final. Here is his perspective on the game from his […]

China Expects! ACL Final Second Leg Preview: Guangzhou Evergrande vs FC Seoul

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After their thrilling 2-2 draw in Korea two weeks ago, Guangzhou Evergrande play host to FC Seoul at 20:00 this evening local time (12:00 GMT) in the decisive second leg of the Asian Champions League final. Both managers were cagey in Friday’s pre-match press conferences, but with the visitors needing to score and the home […]

Guoan earn a point as they move a step closer to advancing


Bunyodkor 0-0 Beijing Guoan AFC Asian Champions League Matchday 3 Attendance: 7,520 Despite the scoreline, it was an exciting Asian night between two excellent sides, though unfortunately the pitch was unable to meet the standards of the two sides. While it didn’t look so bad a week ago when the Uzbeki national team played there, […]

Yu Dabao guarantees China will stay alive in Asian Cup Qualifying

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China 1-0 Iraq Asian Cup 2015 Qualifying Matchday 2 Yu Dabao ’92 Attendance: 31,629 After 90 minutes of scoreless play, China got a lucky extra time goal that will at least ensure manager Jose Antonio Camacho keeps his job for one more match. The win creates a loggerhead in the group, with three teams sitting […]

Previewing Tuesday’s Asian Champions League matches


After a long winter of waiting, the Chinese football fans are finally treated to some real matches as the Asian Champions League kicks off tonight with clashes that involve the CSL champions and runners up. Without any serious competitive matches behind them, it’s hard to predict anything about these two matches, but we will certainly […]

ACL Round 6 Opposition Research: It’s all about pride in Brisbane

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Nothing to play for but pride as Beijing Guoan make the LONG trip to Australia to face off against the Brisbane Roar tonight. My absolute favorite part of the ACL experience this season has been the chance to chat and meet with fans from across Asia. This time around, representing the Roar we have Roon, […]

Last minute penalty sees Evergrande through to Round of 16

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After all the talk of no leniency in Dario Conca’s nine match suspension, he was allowed to play against Buriram and turned out to be the hero when he scored an added time penalty to give Guangzhou Evergrande a 2-1 victory. With the Jeonbuk-Kashiwa match ending around the same time as this game started, the […]

Conca suspended nine matches, tough times ahead for Evergrande

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Guangzhou opened up a four point lead in first place on Sunday night, but one name was missing from their lineup, the club’s Argentinian star Dario Conca. The club internally handed down a nine match suspension for the mercurial midfielder after he showed (and voiced) his displeasure with being taken out of the lineup during […]

Guoan go down fighting against Ulsan

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Last night’s match had it all, though despite Beijing Guoan’s efforts, they fell 3-2 to Ulsan Hyundai. The Beijingers are now eliminated from the Asian Champions League, but they certainly went out with a final hurrah. The first half was like déjà vu for Guoan fans, replicating what happened in Korea in April, giving up […]