Weibo reacts to Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande departure


With Fabio Cannavaro departing Guangzhou Evergrande in dramatic style on Thursday evening and Luiz Felipe Scolari announced as his successor, Wild East Football takes a look at some of the initial Weibo reaction to the changes. (This page will be updated throughout the hours ahead)   Guangzhou Evergrande reporter Pan Weili of hinted at […]

Straight Outta Canton: Evergrande winning with the handbrake on thanks to Goulart


Guangzhou Evergrande’s season is now five games old—glossing over February’s half-hearted effort at a Super Cup—and the Canton Tigers continue to boast a 100 percent record in 2015. In truth, they have yet to really be tested. Two league outings and a further three in the AFC Champions League have brought wins and goals, but not […]

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. However, as the seconds and minutes ticked by it appeared that this weekend would be one of celebration in Beijing, with the gap at the […]

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. Performances have been wildly variable over a hectic schedule that saw them play two games most weeks, but despite a number of injuries […]

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. One point in three away group games may have given potential opponents hope that fragility on the road was developing, but the five goal haul here, […]

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. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 7 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Feng Junyan 41′, Gao Lin 52′ Shanghai Shenhua 1 Firas Al-Khatib 82’ (pen) Last […]

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. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 6 Tianjin Teda 2 Wang Xinxin 17′, Zhou Haibin 52′ Guangzhou Evergrande 5 Dong Xuesheng […]

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. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 3 Gao Lin 18′ 21′, Liao Lisheng 61′ Jeonbuk Motors 1 Lee Dong-Gook 39′ […]

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 […]

New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win


CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 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. Last year’s China League One champions gave a good account of […]