Guangzhou R&F suckered by streetwise Shandong

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A piece of skill and a lucky deflection gave Shandong Luneng a second minute lead which their defence protected for the remainder of the game thanks to a combination of ruthless counterattacks, more than a little sportsmanship and the luck of the football gods.…

Shenhua stun Shandong in night of CSL drama


Luckless Shandong Luneng left Hongkou Stadium empty-handed for the second year in succession after losing 1-0 to Shanghai Shenhua on a night of pure footballing theatre.…

Samba in Shandong – an awkward dance beckons?


During transfer windows headlines are usually made by marquee signings. In the Chinese Super League that usually means a big name coming over from Europe.…

Outrage in Shanghai as Wang Dalei joins Shandong for 3.6m Euro, Dai Lin folllows


The year 2014 got off to the worst possible start for fans of beleaguered Shanghai Shenhua when Shandong Luneng announced the signing of club stalwarts Wang Dalei and Dai Lin for 3.6m and 1.2m Euro respectively.…

Shanghai Shenhua 2013 in review: Zhu Jun wanted Shenhua relegated

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With 2013 coming to a close, its time for the annual round-up of how Shanghai Shenhua performed. Correspondent Cameron Wilson gets out the enigma machine to try to make sense of the CSL’s soap opera club and comes to a rather disturbing conclusion…


Comeback and derby kings 2013

After a traumatic and truly bizarre 2012, Shanghai Shenhua started this season in the worst shape of their history.…

The Mads Davidsen Column: Analyzing CSL 2013’s winners and losers

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The Chinese Super League 2013 is now over after an interesting season with Guangzhou Evergrande, as expected, the champions, while Shanghai East Asia were the surprise package of the year as the promoted team lifted the CSL’s quality of football.…

Guangzhou R&F win controversial end of season thriller against Shenhua

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Guangzhou R&F 4 – 2 Shanghai Shenhua

China Super League Round 30

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Guangzhou R&F won an action packed and at times controversial game to end their season on a high note.…

Ian Walker: Wang Dalei can play in the Premiership one day

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One of the success stories of the Chinese Super League season this year so far has been the stunning performances of Shanghai Shenhua keeper Wang Dalei, which have seem him elevated to the national team.

Shanghai Shenhua player ratings 2012 – Wang Dalei the standout performer

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With another dreadful season behind them, Shanghai Shenhua are left lying in the dirt licking their wounds yet again as the dust from CSL 2012 settles.

Four in a row: Dreary derby as Shenhua fail to score again

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Six hours since their last goal at home. That is the miserable milestone  Shenhua’s multi-million dollar strikeforce passed last night as they drew a blank at Hongkou for the fourth consecutive game in a dull derby with Shanghai Shenxin last night.…