Hongkou goes berserk as Shenhua beat bitter rivals Beijing 3-2

Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan conjured up an absolutely fantastic game of football on Saturday night, stirring Hongkou stadium into frenzied cauldron of passion, which spilled out into the streets at the final whistle.

The big one: Shanghai Shenhua v Beijing Guoan

China’s biggest grudge match is even spicier than usual today. For the first time ever, Beijing Guoan come to Shanghai as defending Chinese Super League champions in the most eagerly-awaited fixture on the Chinese football calendar – the Jing-Hu Dazhan (京沪大战)

Local Derby as Shanghai Shenhua kickoff 2010 season

Shanghai Shenhua finally kick-off their first home game of the Chinese Super League 2010 season on Saturday against local rivals Hangzhou Lvcheng after being on the road for the first two games of the year. And probably for the first time since a professional football started in China in 1994, Shenhua are not among the […]

Shenhua stuff it up once again

Any lingering hopes of adding to their rather bare trophy cupboard were extinguished for another year on Saturday, when Shanghai Shenhua could only tie their derby match 1-1 with Hangzhou Greentown FC. (video highlights)

Nail-biting championship run-in for Shenhua

One of the tightest Championship finishes in the history of world football – that’s the situation Shanghai Shenhua find themselves in as the Chinese Super League 2009 season enters its closing stages this weekend. Not since 2005, when Gamba Osaka won the J-League by one point ahead of four other teams on the last day […]

Rumpus at Hongkou Stadium for “National Derby”

There are few sporting spectacles which rouse passions as much as a football match between two great rivals, and Saturday night’s grudge game between Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan, in the Jing-Hu Dazhan (京沪大战) , was no exception. Shanghai and Beijing love to hate each other, and the twice-yearly footalling clash constitutes a very public […]

China v. Japan: Shenhua – Kashima showdown

Tension will fill the air this evening at Hongkou Football Stadium when China meets Japan in a major continental club football competition. Shanghai Shenhua play host to J-League Champions Kashima Antlers in the Asian Champions League in an all-or-nothing encounter which will decide who qualifies for the knockout rounds. Your correspondent was present last time […]

Shenhua edge Sydney 2-1 in Xie Hui farewell match

A 2-1 victory for Shenhua was the outcome of Saturday’s challenge match against its sister club Sydney FC at Hongkou football stadium. A healthy 10,000 crowd turned up to pay their respects to club legend and Chinese sports personality Xie Hui, for which the match doubled as a testimonial of sorts. Shenhua’s new signings impressed. […]

In with the new, out with the old in Shanghai Shenhua – Sydney FC friendly

Shanghai Shenhua will field several of their latest signings as they start their warm-up for the 2009 Chinese Super League (Chinese Super League) season today against Australian A-League side Sydney FC in a friendly match at Hongkou Stadium at 2pm. Tickets for the match are free, and the game will also be a testimonial for […]

Footballers’ restaurant rumpus excites local media

The fallout from Shanghai Shenhua’s final day championship debacle continued today when news emerged that two of its players were involved in a late-night drunken brawl following their fateful match with local rivals Zhejiang Lvchang on Sunday. The Shanghai Daily, that curious hybrid of advertorials, petty local crime stories, absurd editorials written in Chinglish, and […]