North Terrace News: Flying Shenhua out for cup revenge against Jiangsu


Fresh from yet another big home win, Shenhua keep up their fight on league and cup fronts this week, with all eyes Wednesday on whether the home side can finally banish their cup demons against Jiangsu, before welcoming Liaoning on Saturday for a more straightforward CSL assignment. Fortress Hongkou Shanghai International Port Group; Jiangsu Suning; Hebei China Fortune; […]

Worker’s Stadium Revue: Cup glory or bust


It all comes down to these 90 minutes (and possibly penalty kicks). Beijing Guoan faces off against Guangzhou Evergrande tonight at Worker’s Stadium and needs to come up with a result after a 2-1 loss in the opening leg in Guangzhou. While Evergrande has the upper hand, the away goal Guoan scored in that match […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua return to home comforts for biggest week of season


Returning from the long trip to Yanbian with tails between their legs, Shanghai Shenhua need to regroup quickly with two season-defining games at Hongkou: a CFA Cup quarter final first leg and the Shanghai Derby. Punishment in the north-east The season’s longest trip came at a tricky time for Shenhua and their packed July schedule […]

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 […]