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.…

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.…

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.

Déjàvu as controverisal penalties help Sainty hold Shenhua once more

Dai Lin non-penalty

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 night.…

Spectacular comeback once more as Shenhua snatch Shanghai derby win

Gio Moreno - unrealised potential

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 this time in a throbbing derby last night at Hongkou Stadium.…

Stanojevic to take over in the capital


Beijing Guoan appears to have signed a contract with Alexander Stanojević to serve as the club’s manager. Sources are reporting the agreement is a two-year deal worth US$1.9 million a year and with similar results-based requirements as were put in former manager Jaime Pacheco’s contract.…

Grading Guoan: Handing out grades for 2012

good guoan 2012 team shot

The 2012  season has come to an end and most Beijing Guoan fans have to be happy with the team’s results, despite struggling in the Asian Champions League and the CFA Cup, the club finished third and will be back in Asia next year.…

Guoan defeats Evergrande on final kick of the 2012 season


Beijing Guoan 1-0 Guangzhou Evergrande
CSL Round 30
Zhang Xizhe 92′

On a miserable, rainy day, Beijing Guoan took on CSL repeat league champions Guangzhou Evergrande to end the 2012 season.…

Beijing Guoan survive Brazilian barrage in Shanghai

Jaime Pachedo

A combination of Xu Liang’s luck and Wang Xiaolong’s brilliance gave Beijing Guoan their first away victory in three months against an onslaught of Brazilian flair at Shanghai Shenxin.…

Xu Liang wonder goal reignites Beijing Guoan against Dalian Shide

Beijing Guoan 1 Dalian Shide 0

Xu Liang’s poor recent form was erased with a goal from over the half way line to see off Dalian Shide.…