Canton derby moves up a gear as pre-registration for tickets opens

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Whilst the Canton Derby may lack the niggle and off-field antics of that between Beijing and Tianjin or the history of the many derbies in Shanghai, the rivalry in Guangzhou is growing by the year and this season’s end of September derby may well be the biggest yet.…

Reigning Champions Evergrande crash out ACL to Western Sydney

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Holders Guangzhou Evergrande are out of the Asian Champions League on away goals after a 2-1 home victory  over Western Sydney Wanderers was not enough to reverse a 0-1 defeat one week ago to the A-League side.…

The North-East View: Changchun slip out of top ten as defensive issues increase

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After having an exceptional 5-game unbeaten run, Changchun have posted back-to-back defeats against Shanghai East Asia (2-1) and Guangzhou R&F (3-1), with the teams defence being primarily at fault for both loses.…

WEF interview: European dreams and Chinese reality for Zhang Linpeng

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Ambition can be a cruel beast at times. It can be all too easy to possess an intense burning desire to achieve more and take the crucial next step in one’s life or career but, when the time comes, discover there is no viable exit route to pursue.…

Changchun earn well deserved victory over Guangzhou Evergrande

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Changchun Yatai turned around their below-average start to the second half of the CSL season with a well earned 2-1 victory over league leaders/defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande on sunday night.…

Guangzhou Evergrande sign Alberto Gilardino; Muriqui departs

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Guangzhou Evergrande have continued their summer spending with the €5 million addition of 2006 World Cup winning striker Alberto Gilardino, who joins from Serie A side Genoa.…

North Terrace News & Preview: Shanghai Shenhua v Guangzhou Evergrande

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Tired of the high-drama, technical quality of the World Cup? Never fear, Shanghai Shenhua return to action in an unusually early end to the mid-season CSL break with league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande visiting Hongkou Stadium on Thursday evening.

Bundesliga Side Hamburg to play Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F

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Hamburger SV have announced plans for two friendlies against the CSL’s pair of Guangdong clubs. It will be a very early pre-season trip for Hamburg but, with the CSL’s extended break for the World Cup, will fit nicely into the schedules of the two Guangzhou sides as they get ready for the CSL to resume.…

Life after Conca a bumpy road but Evergrande still on top: Mid-Season Review

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The double-winning Cantonese side’s 2013 was always going to be a hard act to follow, and the departure of pivotal midfield maestro Dario Conca in the winter hasn’t made it any easier.

Guangzhou Evergrande draw Western Sydney Wanderers quarterfinal

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Reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande will face A League side Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarterfinal of the 2014 AFC Asian Champions League, following the draw conducted in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday afternoon.…