Jiangsu Smash Shanghai Shenxin In Fa Cup Fourth Round

On a rainy night holders Jiangsu Suning beat China League One side Shanghai Shenxin 3-0 in the fourth round of the China FA Cup 2016 China FA Cup Fourth Round Jiangsu Suning 3 Ramires ’47 Jo ’86 Wu Xi ’89 Shanghai Shenxin 0 Jiangsu came out fighting as Ramires just missed connect on to a […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown secure a long overdue victory ahead of Guoan cup tie and a north east trip


Can Hangzhou Greentown build on an unexpected victory to progress in the cup and finally escape the suffocating clutches of the relegation zone? Tan Yang on hand to resuscitate Greentown’s season As the final whistle sounded around a rain soaked Huanglong, the emotion etched on the faces of the Greentown players was clear for all […]

North Terrace News: Cup or bust once again for Shenhua following Gongti beating


For the third time in as many years, Shenhua reach the halfway point of the season with little more than pride to play for in the league and the CFA Cup representing their sole hope of glory, silverware and continental qualification. Felix Magath steers an ailing Shandong into town Wednesday night – can Shenhua make […]

Wilson: Simple changes needed to make CFA Cup a truly great competition

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Sunday evening’s CFA cup final was not a great game of football but it still generated great entertainment for all present despite the competition’s numerous organizational flaws. Shanghai Shenhua fans are  bitterly disappointed following their club’s extra-time 1-0 defeat to Jiangsu Sainty. However, those in blue will not forget that on the way the cup generated a truly […]

North Terrace News: CFA Cup Final Judgement Day

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It’s come to this – after another full season of football, only 90 minutes remain. With nothing separating the sides after a cagey first leg, Shanghai Shenhua face off against Jiangsu Sainty at Hongkou on Sunday afternoon to decide the destination of the 2015 Chinese FA Cup. First Leg Stalemate Conditions weren’t ideal in Nanjing last Sunday […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua head to Nanjing for CFA Cup final first leg

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It’s time. The city of Shanghai holds its breath in anticipation of silverware in 2015 – can Shenhua settle the butterflies with a strong first-leg performance in a city in which they have never before won a game? Laying Down a Marker The 2015 CSL season ended with a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming cup final. […]

North Terrace News: All Shenhua eyes on semi-final second leg

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Club football returns after yet another international break. Shanghai Shenhua kick the week off with a dictionary-definition dead-rubber at Hongkou before heading up to Beijing for a crucial cup tie. Nobody Said it was Easy September 30th feels like more than a couple of weeks ago already; a heady Hongkou night when the home side […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua look for semi-final redemption

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So here we are again; Shanghai Shenhua kick off the two-legged CFA Cup semi-finals with a home tie. Will promotion-chasing Beijing BG prove an easy route into the final, or a potential banana skin? Stumbling in Shijiazhuang Shenhua’s poor recent form in front of goal continued with another misfiring performance up in Shijiazhuang last weekend. […]

Shenhua win “Divine Epic” Shanghai Derby over SIPG in CFA Cup

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In an all-time classic Chinese football match which will be rememebered for years to come, Shenhua knocked out SIPG FC in with a penalty shootout victory following a thrilling 3-3 draw on Wednesday A plethora of spectacular goals, a capacity crowd, racous derby atmosphere, a late equalizer and a thrilling knock-out conclusion to the game […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Don’t call it a derby!


When Beijing Guoan and Beijing Enterprises Group FC (let’s just simplify that & use Beijing BG) take the field on Wednesday night in the CFA Cup’s Fourth Round it should under no circumstances be considered a real derby. With the exception of the oft forgotten Liaoning FC/Beijing Sanyuan period of 2003, Beijing Guoan has been […]