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CSL Round 27: Attendance, Goals and Guangzhou Celebrates Title

Liaoning 2 – 0 Henan, Attendance 17,000

Yu Hanchao heads in two goals to give Liaoning this important win and keep them in a Champions League spot.

Qingdao 2 – 0 Shandong, Attendance 15,000

Qingdao’s youngsters give them two goals allowing them a rare win in the Shandong derby as Luneng’s problems continue.

Dalian 1 – 0 Shaanxi, Attendance 11,000

Dalian’s goal came off a second half penalty kick, giving them three points and distancing themselves from the bottom of the table. A rough loss for Shaanxi who have yet to win under Gao Hongbo.

Beijing 4 – 1 Changchun, Attendance 46,000

For the full match report, go here.


Nanchang 0 – 0 Tianjin, Attendance 9,000

Not much action to speak of, but an important point for Nanchang, who are fighting to keep themselves out of the relegation zone.

Shenzhen 2 – 2 Chengdu, Attendance 8,000

This crucial relegation zone battle saw both teams needing three points and tempers high, it could have been called the Aussie derby, with Brendon Santalab opening up the scoring for Chengdu in the first half. Despite a teammate seeing red, Chengdu continued attacking and went up by two early in the second half, but it was Shenzhen’s Aussie Chris Killen who scored two in quick succession in the 54th and 55th minutes to force a split of the points and keep both teams in the relegation zone.

Hangzhou 1 – 0 Jiangsu, Attendance 5,000

With the National Disabled Games almost coming to an end, the Jiaxing experience is almost over for Hangzhou, despite a tiny crowd helped along by a massive contingent from local rivals Jiangsu, Greentown left the Jiaxing fans with something to be happy about, securing a victory off a late Wang Song penalty.

Guangzhou 3 – 0 Shanghai, Attendance 49,000

On the evening they are crowned champions, Guangzhou didn’t go easy on visitors Shanghai, a crushing win which is sure to leave Shanghai fans asking what’s going on with their club, full match report here.

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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