Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013. Each fan (and another who couldn’t attend) had […]

Evergrande challenge Barrios claims as saga continues

The Lucas Barrios saga continues to rage in media outlets across Europe and Asia, with Guangzhou Evergrande taking the unusual step of making contact with German magazine Kicker through their lawyers over allegations that they had not paid the Paraguayan striker on time in recent months. The club have been swift to respond to the […]

Barrios goes AWOL amid exit speculation

Guangzhou Evergrande’s Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios has failed to return to the club following international duty, with speculation as to an impending departure growing by the day. Having travelled to Asuncion for a World Cup qualification fixture with Chile on 8 June, 28-year-old Barrios was expected to report back to Guangzhou on the 11th as […]

Barrios cameo brings Liaoning back down to Earth

Guangzhou Evergrande 4-1 Liaoning Whowin Chinese Super League Round 10 Elkeson 39′, Zhang Linpeng 61′, Barrios 66′, 81′; Edu 90+2′ Attendance: 38,442 Despite fielding a line-up shorn of a few regular starters, Guangzhou Evergrande eased to a home win over high-flying Liaoning Whowin in a game that played out like many others this season for […]

Evergrande sail home on a high after victory over Mariners

Central Coast Mariners 1-2 Guangzhou Evergrande AFC Champions League Round of 16 First Leg Duke 7′; Barrios 28′, Muriqui 76′ Attendance: 8,953 An entertaining game in front of a very mixed crowd in Gosford last night ended in a somewhat fortunate away win for Guangzhou Evergrande against Central Coast Mariners. While the visitors were the […]