WEF interview: European dreams and Chinese reality for Zhang Linpeng


Ambition can be a cruel beast at times. It can be all too easy to possess an intense burning desire to achieve more and take the crucial next step in one’s life or career but, when the time comes, discover there is no viable exit route to pursue.…

Changchun earn well deserved victory over Guangzhou Evergrande

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Changchun Yatai turned around their below-average start to the second half of the CSL season with a well earned 2-1 victory over league leaders/defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande on sunday night.…

A poor start leaves Changchun with questions ahead of clash with Guangzhou Evergrande


Changchun’s promising mid-season break had left fans with high hopes before the North-East side fell 3-2 to Hangzhou Greentown at home before recording 2-2 and 0-0 draws away to Beijing Guoan and Henan Jianye respectively.…

Guangzhou Evergrande sign Alberto Gilardino; Muriqui departs

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Guangzhou Evergrande have continued their summer spending with the €5 million addition of 2006 World Cup winning striker Alberto Gilardino, who joins from Serie A side Genoa.…

Guangzhou Evergrande draw Western Sydney Wanderers quarterfinal

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Reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande will face A League side Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarterfinal of the 2014 AFC Asian Champions League, following the draw conducted in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday afternoon.…

Guoan and Evergrande inseparable in fractious top of table clash


Guangzhou Evergrande will enter the summer break on top of Chinese Super League by a solitary point after the Cantonese side and nearest rivals Beijing Guoan played out a fiercely competitive top of the table clash at the Workers Stadium.…

Elkeson hat-trick seals Evergrande win in Hangzhou


Elkeson scored his second perfect hat-trick for Guangzhou Evergrande to send him back to the top of the CSL goalscoring charts (level with Shanghai East Asia’s Tobias Hysen) and his team three points clear of Beijing Guoan at the summit of the league.…

Evergrande fall to Cerezo defeat but advance with ease


An unfortunate own-goal from young midfielder Liao Lisheng saw Guangzhou Evergrande fall to a 1-0 defeat in their home fixture with J.League giants Cerezo Osaka, although the reigning champions advanced with ease due to their comfortable 5-1 advantage from the fixture in Japan.…

Atkins: Own goal? Liao Lisheng’s development deserves praise


Guangzhou Evergrande fell to a 1-0 defeat to Cerezo Osaka at the Tianhe Stadium on Tuesday night in a game that ultimately mattered little to the result of the tie.…

Pub Talk: Canton takeover ahead of Guangzhou derby


An unfamiliar lineup is featured in the pub this week, with the raucous Guangzhou crowd having shooed out the regulars ahead of what is set to be the biggest Guangzhou derby yet.