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CSL By The Numbers:Round 12 Attendance & ACL/Relegation Watch

Chinese Super League logoWhen the big boys are on the road, attendance definitely drops, though this week most games were in six digits, which was nice, Shaanxi also managed to have the highest attendance of the week despite an afternoon kickoff!

  • Chengdu 2 – 2 Shenzhen, Attendance: 3,000
  • Henan 2 – 1 Liaoning, Attendance: 10,000
  • Shandong 0 – 1 Qingdao, Attendance:4,000
  • Changchun 2 – 1 Beijing, Attendance:15,000
  • Tianjin 3 – 0 Nanchang, Attendance:13,000
  • Shaanxi 1 – 3 Dalian, Attendance:22,000
  • Shanghai 0 – 2 Guangzhou, Attendance:18,000
  • Jiangsu 2 – 0 Hangzhou, Attendance:12,000
Chengdu almost looked like they might make it a relegation zone fight, but Shenzhen scored late to equalize and probably kill off one of Chengdu’s last hopes, while Henan and Dalian keep winning to stay above the drop.  At the top of the table, Jiangsu show they haven’t given up hope while big wins for Changchun and Tianjin put them right in the thick of the ACL battle as Beijing and Liaoning both failed to pick up points.  Qingdao’s victory over Shandong see them just barely enter the picture while Shandong goes tumbling down.

ACL positioning

  1. ↑ Guangzhou (55 points)
  2. ↔ Beijing (40 points)
  3. ↔ Liaoning (36 points)
  4. ↑ Changchun (35 points)
  5. ↑ Tianjin (34 points)
  6. ↑ Jiangsu (33 points)
  7. ↓ Shandong (33 points)
  8. ↔ Hangzhou (33 points)
  9. ↓ Shaanxi (32 points)
  10.  ↑ Qingdao (31 ponts)

Relegation zone

  1. ↑  Henan Construction (25 points)
  2. ↑ Dalian Shide (25 points)
  3. ↔ Nanchang Hengyuan (21 points
  4. ↔ Shenzhen Ruby (20 points)
  5. ↔ Chengdu Blades (14 points)

Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years. Chemers' credentials are second to none – his former blog focused not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.

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