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… 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

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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

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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 […]

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. Stanojević is a relatively inexperienced manager, at only 39 years […]

Grading Guoan: Handing out grades for 2012

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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. goes down the roster and hands out report cards to the […]

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. Guoan sent the more than 40,000 supporters home happy with a goal on virtually the last kick of the season to win the match […]

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. Guoan manager Jaime Pacheco was forced to take some risks  as Freddie Kanoute and Shao Jiayi were both suffering from injuries and left in Beijing, but […]

Xu Liang wonder goal reignites Beijing Guoan against Dalian Shide

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Xu Liang’s poor recent form was erased with a goal from over the half way line to see off Dalian Shide. Xu looked up and shot from 62 meters to beat Zhang Chong in the Dalian goal, kissing the Gong Ti turf at the end of the game. Concern existed in the build up to […]