Straight Outta Canton: Luck or Champions’ Spirit as Evergrande Stay Top?


When Gao Lin found the back of the net in the 82nd minute of Saturday’s Chinese Super League fixture with spirited Shanghai Shenxin, what was to come seemed almost inevitable.…

Life after Conca a bumpy road but Evergrande still on top: Mid-Season Review


The double-winning Cantonese side’s 2013 was always going to be a hard act to follow, and the departure of pivotal midfield maestro Dario Conca in the winter hasn’t made it any easier.

ACL Round of 16 first leg: Evergrande crush Cerezo in Osaka


After an unsteady stumble through Group G, ACL holders Guangzhou Evergrande kicked off the knockout stage of their title defence by spectacularly eviscerating Cerezo Osaka on their own turf.…

Understength Evergrande see off Shenhua challenge


Despite Shanghai Shenhua’s recent Batista-inspired resurgence there were to be no surprises at Tianhe Stadium this weekend, as last season’s 2-1 win was replicated by a Guangzhou Evergrande side absent several usual starters.…

Gao Lin helps Evergrande sink 10-man Tianjin


A Gao Lin double helped Guangzhou Evergrande to a convincing 5-2 away victory over Tianjin Teda on Friday night, in a match that in which the champions twice saw their lead pegged back by the hosts.…

Gao Lin stars as Evergrande edge past Jeonbuk


For the second time in the space of just a few days, Gao Lin was the hero for Guangzhou Evergrande, grabbing a brace in a contentious 3-1 victory over Jeonbuk Motors at Tianhe Stadium.…

Ten man Harbin fall to understrength Evergrande


Guangzhou Evergrande 4 – 1 Harbin Yiteng

Chinese Super League Round 2

Rene Junior 44′, Gao Lin 70′, Huang Bowen 81′, Alessandro Diamanti 87′; Han Deming 45′

They kept level with the champions for well over an hour, but going a goal and man down in the space of two minutes was too much for CSL new boys Harbin Yiteng.…

New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win



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.…

China falls ass backwards into Asian Cup



Iraq 3
Younis Mahmood 22, 42
Adi Adnan 58

China 1
Zhang Xizhe (pk) 73

Despite an embarrassing 3-1 defeat against Iraq, China will take part in next year’s Asian Cup thanks to qualifying as the best third place team.…

Guangzhou Evergrande prepare for ACL opener with win over Qingdao Hainiu

Elkeson scores penalty

Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 Qingdao Hainiu

Friendly match

Elkeson 14′ (pen.), Zhao Xuri 72′, Gao Lin 76′

In their final run-out prior to next Wednesday’s Asian Champion’s League opener at home to Melbourne Victory, Guangzhou Evergrande were comfortable winners in a friendly against second tier Qingdao Hainiu.…