Yan Xiangchuang leads deadline day casualties


Friday’s deadline day was one of frantic activity for many Chinese Super League sides, but failed to live up to the hopes of many players around the country who had hoped to secure first team football for the season ahead. Wild East Football takes a look at just some of the big name Chinese players […]

No Mercy! Evergrande Destroy Kashiwa Again En Route to First ACL Final


Guangzhou Evergrande 4-0 (Agg. 8-1) Kashiwa Reysol ACL Semi-final Second Leg Elkeson 16′, Conca 57′, Muriqui 79′, 88′ After the weekend’s novel diversion of an all-Chinese line-up in their CSL game against Hangzhou Greentown, it was back to their swashbuckling South American troika and the rest of the regular starting eleven for Guangzhou Evergrande’s ACL […]

Late Evergrande Blitz in Japan All But Ensures First Chinese ACL Final Appearance

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Kashiwa Reysol 1-4 Guangzhou Evergrande ACL Semi-final First Leg Wagner 10′; Muriqui 58′, 90′, Conca 67′, 82′ The scoreline may flatter Guangzhou Evergrande but there was no doubting the superior quality of their side as they blasted four second-half goals past a tiring Kashiwa Reysol. The rout was started and finished by Muriqui, making it […]

Evergrande update: Cléo departs for Japan

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Guangzhou Evergrande chairman Liu Yongzhuo this week declared the club’s planning for the 2013 season “basically complete”, as Brazilian striker Cléo departed for J-League side Kashiwa Reysol on a year long loan deal. Cléo, 27, became the club’s record signing when he joined in February 2011 for €3.2 million and made an instant impact, scoring […]

Evergrande report: Foreign stars revolt as 2013 plans begin take shape

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With Guangzhou Evergrande crowned champions of the Chinese Super League 2012, takes a look at the latest news surrounding the club as preparations commence in earnest for next season’s second-attempt at continental glory.   Foreign Players – A mass exodus and two big names from Europe It has been widely accepted for some time that […]

Evergrande edge closer to title with Shandong victory

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A late goal for Lucas Barrios made it 3-2 on the night for Guangzhou Evergrande against a resilient Shandong Luneng. The deserved if slightly fortunate victory put the Cantonese side back on top of table and in a very strong position heading into their next match against second-placed Jiangsu Sainty. Guangzhou, maintaining the attacking impetus […]

CSL Round 27: Attendance, highlights, and all the goals


The two kick-offs opening Round 27 of the CSL at 3.30 pm on Saturday had implications for the race to secure ACL football next season, and they also provided plenty of goals. Guizhou Renhe FC – Shanghai Shenhua 4:2 (2:0) Attendance: 25,813     Guizhou Renhe run out as deserving 4:2 winners with a convincing […]

Evergrande suffer as season enters crucial phase


In the eyes of most rational observers, Guangzhou Evergrande’s narrow defeat in the Quarter-Final of the Asian Champions League can be seen as a step in the right direction for both the club and Chinese football. Ultimately, the defensive sloppiness shown in Saudi Arabia was to cost them, as a late goal from the visitors […]

Drogba Who? Foreigner Focus on Muriqui


Drogba Who? Wild East Football analyses those who have already made an impact on the Chinese Super League before this summer’s influx of football mega stars. With Mr. Drogba and Mr. Anelka unfairly grabbing the headlines again by bagging three goals between them, Kanoute meanwhile was left in Beijing for Guoan to prosper and the […]

Evergrande’s lead grows as they cruise to victory in Changchun

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With Jiangsu struggling to earn a draw, Guangzhou Evergrande just kept cruising, earning a 2-1 victory against Changchun Yatai. Despite Changchun being the first team to beat Evergrande last season, they couldn’t match that feat this year, perhaps because they weren’t assisted by the elements like last season. The first half was far from stimulating […]