The North-East View: Changchun rebound from back to back losses


It’s been a difficult few weeks for fans of Changchun Yatai, after watching the side fall short against Shandong Luneng (1-0) and fellow dongbei side Harbin Yiteng (2-0).

Coffee-gate in China: Shandong Luneng hit out at Titan Sports


That Shandong Luneng’s 2014 Chinese Super League season is not quite going to plan is clear for all to see and, as such, that attention should have shifted to the job security of manager Cuca is understandable.…

Vagner Love stars in emphatic Shandong win over Cerezo


Shandong Luneng delivered a defiant repost to their early season critics on Tuesday night with a convincing 3-1 away victory over J.League side Cerezo Osaka, in a game that will ease the mounting pressure on manager Cuca and his team.…

[WEF Exclusive] Hughes: Defensive priorities for Harbin Yiteng


Newly promoted Harbin Yiteng came through their first Chinese Super League match on the wrong end of a creditable 1-0 scoreline at last season’s runners-up and AFC Champions League competitors Shandong Luneng.…

Junior Urso strike rescues poor Luneng

Junior Urso celebrates goal vs. Harbin Yiteng.


Shandong Luneng 1 
Junior Urso 89′

Harbin Yiteng 0

It was not meant to be a difficult tie, yet expected title challengers Shandong Luneng were forced to wait until the final minute to secure victory over 10-man Harbin Yiteng in their season opener.…

Yan Xiangchuang leads deadline day casualties


Friday’s deadline day was one of frantic activity for many Chinese Super League sides, but failed to live up to the hopes of many players around the country who had hoped to secure first team football for the season ahead.…

China transfer updates: 27 February 2014


A round-up of the leading Chinese Super League transfer news from the penultimate day of the window, with just 24 hours left until the registration deadline ahead of the 2014 season.…

Shandong sign midfielder Junior Urso as fifth foreign player


Runner up in the 2013 Chinese Super League, Shandong Luneng have filled their final foreign player allocation for the season ahead with the capture of defensive midfielder Junior Urso from Coritiba for around 15 million RMB (1.8 million Euro).…

Shandong recruitment continues as Montillo signs


Shandong Luneng have announced that a US$11 million deal has been struck with Santos for Argentine playmaker Walter Montillo, with the player set to arrive in China over the New Year period.…

Ronaldinho sees red, but late strike gives Brazilians third place

Ronny Sees Red

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-3 Atletico Mineiro

FIFA Club World Cup Third/Fourth Place Playoff

Muriqui 9′, Conca (p) 15′; Tardelli 2′, Ronaldinho 45′, Luan 90(+1)’

An exciting contest was settled by an injury time goal as Atletico Mineiro beat Guangzhou Evergrande 3-2 to claim third place in the 2013 World Club Cup.…