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CSL By The Numbers: Round 23 Attendance & ACL/Relegation Watch

Chinese Super League logoSome exciting results on Saturday as Guangzhou is one step closer to securing the league title and the Asian Champions League (ACL) picture doesn’t change too much with the draw in Beijing and Shandong’s loss.  At the other end of the table, Nanchang jumps out of the relegation zone while Dalian moves closer to safety as well.

ACL positioning

  1. ↑ Guangzhou (52 points)
  2. ↔ Beijing (40 points)
  3. ↔ Liaoning (36 points)
  4. ↓ Shandong (33 points)
  5. ↑ Hangzhou (33 points)
  6. ↓ Changchun (32 points)
  7. ↓ Shaanxi (32 points)
  8. ↔ Tianjin (31 ponts)
  9. ↔ Jiangsu (30 points)

Relegation zone

  1. ↓ Henan Construction (22 points)
  2. ↑ Dalian Shide (22 points)
  3. ↑ Nanchang Hengyuan
  4. ↓ Shenzhen Ruby (19 points)
  5. ↔ Chengdu Blades (14 points)
When it comes to attendance, the numbers were bad almost everywhere except for Guangzhou and Beijing, who keep the average respectable as the season goes on.  We’ll post updated information on each team’s average attendance next week after we’ve had two more matches.
  • Qingdao vs. Chengdu – 5,000
  • Beijing vs. Liaoning – 31,000
  • Nanchang vs. Shenzhen – 9,000
  • Dalian vs. Henan – 18,000
  • Guangzhou vs. Shandong – 48,000
  • Hangzhou vs. Changchun – 8,000
  • Jiangsu vs. Tianjin – 15,000
  • Shanghai vs. Shaanxi – 8,000

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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