2014 China League One Season Preview

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The 2014 China League One season kicked off last weekend with two more teams looking to reach the Chinese Super League and follow in the footsteps of last season’s champions Henan Jianye and runners up Harbin Yiteng. The likes of Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Sainty, Dalian Aerbin and Liaoning Whowin have passed through the league in […]

CFA Cup final: Evergrande recover to share first leg spoils with Guizhou

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Guizhou Renhe 1-1 Guangzhou Evergrande CFA Cup Final 1st leg Rafa 10; Barrios 49 Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande side took a step closer to securing a domestic double on Saturday with a 1-1 away draw at Guizhou Renhe in the first-leg of the Chinese FA Cup final 2012, despite finishing the match with just 10-men. […]

Wu Lei Brace Helps East Asia Blunt Chengdu Blades

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A decisive seventy-seventh minute penalty from Wu Lei helped get the home-coming party started on Sunday as Shanghai East Asia left it late to beat a plucky Chengdu Blades outfit 3-2. The home side could have easily played a second XI now that promotion was assured but instead a full-strength side was sent out to […]

Shanghai East Asia Win Promotion After Critical Harbin Victory

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Shanghai East Asia can start writing a new chapter in its young history after Saturday’s defiant, all-or-nothing performance earned them a 3-0 victory away to Harbin Yiteng. The visitors, who went into the game needing to hold its nerve after their defeat to Wuhan Zull the  previous week, could have played it safe and looked for a […]

China League One – Choosing the best games in Round 27

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Harbin Yiteng (4th) – Shanghai East Asia (1st) Uh-oh. Having fallen to Wuhan Zull in a ninety minute theatrical production of a football match, now its time for East Asia to pick themselves up and take on Harbin in the latter’s final home game of the season. East Asia should have been promoted by now […]

Shanghai East Asia fall to Wuhan Zull after farcical home loss

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Shanghai East Asia surrendered their unbeaten home record in the worst possible way on Sunday after a 1-0 loss to second place Wuhan Zull. East Asia started brightly and for the first ten minutes looked like the stronger team. However, a hopeful long ball caught out the home side’s backline and Bruno Camacho gave away […]

China League One: Choosing the best games in Round 26

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Shanghai East Asia (1st) – Wuhan Zull (2nd) Undoubtedly the game of the round and a fixture that could define the seasons of both teams, Sunday’s clash between the league’s two top teams couldn’t arrive at a more dramatic point given that they are only four games left to play in the China League One […]

Shanghai East Asia Leave It Late To Silence Hohhot Dongjin

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An 81st minute strike from captain Wang Shenchao give Shanghai East Asia a priceless 1-0 victory over the struggling Hohhot Dongjin on Sunday night, restoring the home side’s four point lead at the top of the table in what was a scrappy, frenetic and remarkable game. East Asia had the best chance in an error […]

China League One: Picking the best games in Round 25

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Wuhan Zull (2nd) – Beijing Baxy (16th) Baxy are beginning to sink into the mire at the bottom of China League One and with a four point difference between themselves and the teams above them in the relegation dogfight, things are becoming increasingly desperate for the Beijing outfit. Though their results haven’t been that bad […]

Wasteful East Asia nullified by robust Chongqing FC

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Wasteful finishing, inspired goal keeping and some terrible gamesmanship from both teams were all critical factors in Shanghai East Asia’s 0-0 draw with the visiting Chongqing FC on Saturday. The hosts remain five points clear of second place Wuhan Zull in China League One but it could and should have been so much more against a […]