Guangzhou Evergrande owner Xu Jiayin: We have found no Messis in China

Guangzhou Evergrande owner Xu Jiayin has urged continued investment in youth development, insisting that despite his efforts in establishing the world’s biggest football school he is yet to see any ‘Lionel Messis’ coming through. Xu, one of the biggest players in Chinese football over the past decade, was speaking as a delegate at the ongoing […]

Atkins: Evergrande-Guoan remains the CSL’s prize attraction

As a neutral supporter of the Chinese Super League, it is always the first game I scan the fixture list for—Guangzhou Evergrande against Beijing Guoan. Whatever the season in recent years, it is this game which has continually stood out. On this very website, clashes between the pair were named “match of the year” on […]

Paulinho stars as Evergrande win feisty clash with Beijing Guoan

Brazil midfielder Paulinho struck twice to help Guangzhou Evergrande to victory in their CSL opener with rivals Beijing Guoan in a match which will be remembered for its ill-tempered nature and woeful refereeing. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Paulinho 19′, 87′ Beijing Guoan 1 Yilmaz 38′ (pen) Over the course of 90 minutes, referee […]

Chinese Super League Prevails over HKPL as Evergrande Defeat Eastern in ACL Opener

AFC Champions League Group G Guangzhou Evergrande 7 Eastern 0 Attendance: 38631 Hopes were high for Eastern as they made their Asian Champions league debut in the intimidating surroundings of Tianhe stadium but any glimmer of a gaining an unexpected away result was all but rendered impossible within three minutes of play when the first […]

Hong Kong Round Up: Guangdong Defeat Hong Kong in Annual Challenge Cup

A spirited Hong Kong performance at Hong Kong Stadium in the second leg of the 39th edition of the annual Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup was not enough to prevent their neighbours, Guangdong (Province) from reclaiming the title for the fourth time in a row. In the wide open spaces of Hong Kong stadium, a frenetic game was […]