Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

Evergrande First Eleven

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

BarriosOn GaoLinOff

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

Mur scores vs CCM

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 […]

Urawa Reds 3-2 Guangzhou Evergrande: Lacklustre defeat in Japan


Urawa Reds 3-2 Guangzhou Evergrande AFC Champions League Group Stage Match 5 Koroki 52′, Abe 63′ Marcio (pen) 67′ ; Barrios 37′, Muriqui 87′ Attendance: 19,687 Guangzhou Evergrande fell to their first defeat of the 2013 Asian Champions League, but assured progression to the Last 16 in a 3-2 away loss to Urawa Reds. Having beaten Urawa […]

Another game of two halves as Evergrande hammer Muangthong

Lippi congratulates Gao Lin

Guangzhou Evergrande 4-0 Muangthong United AFC Champions League Matchday 3 Conca 51′, 90′, Muriqui 57′, Gao Lin 84′ Attendance: 39,841 In what’s becoming a familiar pattern this season, Guangzhou Evergrande exploded into life after a frustrating first half to put four goals past their Thai opponents in their third ACL group stage match. Yet while […]

Elkeson answers critics as Evergrande lay down marker for CSL 2013

Elkeson celebrates goal vs Shenxin

Guangzhou Evergrande 5-1 Shanghai Shenxin CSL Round 1 Conca 50′, Elkeson 61′,71′, Gao Lin 65′, Muriqui 88′; Yang Jiawei 89′ Guangzhou Evergrande got their 2013 CSL campaign off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory against Shanghai Shenxin at Tianhe Stadium. Yet if there was ever a match to support the old cliche of […]

Previewing the sides: Guangzhou Evergrande

GZHD lineup vs Urawa

With the 2013 CSL kick-off imminent, it’s finally time for to preview last year’s league and cup double winners, big-spending Guangzhou Evergrande. The manager: Legendary Italian manager Marcello Lippi was hired by Evergrande a couple of months into the 2012 season and finished it by adding the CSL title and CFA Cup to his already weighty […]

Muriqui Sparkles as Evergrande Cut Through Red Diamonds

Muriqui vs Diamonds

Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 Urawa Red Diamonds ACL Group F Round 1 L. Barrios 16′; Muriqui 66′; K. Suzuki (OG) 90’+1 Guangzhou Evergrande kicked their 2013 season off in encouraging fashion tonight, comfortably beating their Japanese visitors in the opening game of ACL Group F. Muriqui was probably man of the match in his first competitive […]