Shanghai Shenhua 2013 in review: Zhu Jun wanted Shenhua relegated

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… After a traumatic and truly bizarre 2012, Shanghai Shenhua started this season […]

Ground hog day as Shenhua overcome Sainty in Yangtze delta derby

Shanghai Shenhua 2-1 Jiangsu Sainty Chinese Super League round 25 Dady 48, Xu Liang 72;  Ji Xiang 32 Shanghai Shenhua made it four wins out of their last five games with another comeback victory, this time in a Yangtze Delta derby against out-of-form Jiangsu Sainty. In a typically atmospheric regional clash, all three goals came […]

Future unknown: Shanghai Shenhua 2013 mid-season review

With the season just over the half-way point, it’s time to look at CSL’s soap opera club Shanghai Shenhua and the surprising season the Hongkou side have had so far. Despite being shorn of world-class talent in the shape of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, the club find themselves making much more progress on the […]

Déjàvu as controverisal penalties help Sainty hold Shenhua once more

Jiangsu Sainty 2-2 Shanghai Shenhua Chinese Super League Round 10 Lu Bofei 13 (pen), 34 (pen); Dady 27, Xu Liang 41 Attendance: 32,157 In a remarkable echo of the same fixture the previous year, Jiangsu Sainty scored two highly controversial penalties to draw 2-2 with Shanghai Shenhua, during an action-packed Yangtze Delta Derby on Saturday […]

Spectacular comeback once more as Shenhua snatch Shanghai derby win

Shanghai Shenhua 2-1 Shanghai East Asia Chinese Super League round 7 Xu Liang 72, Moreno 97; Wu Lei 40 (pen) Attendance, 22,356 For the fourth time in a season just seven games in, Shanghai Shenhua came from behind to win points with a late goal, with city rivals Shanghai East Asia on the receiving end […]