It was derby weekend in this round of the Chinese Super League – brand new inter-city rivalries in Guangzhou and Dalian, the regional Yangtze Delta Derby clash and of course the big one, the China Derby. This all added up to some cracking games and surprise results and one big shock. Also note Changchun Yatai’s game against Shandong Luneng was postponed due to snow.
Guangzhou Fuli 2-0 Guangzhou Evergrande
A shock result in the first-ever Guangzhou derby, Fuli hit Evergrande on the counter and held on to beat the reigning Chinese Super League champs who lost only two games all season last year. Read our full report.
Beijing Guoan 3-2 Shanghai Shenhua
Qingdao Jonoon 2-1 Tianjin Teda
A hard-fought game with an exciting conclusion, Qingdao winning it with a late penalty.
Henan Construction 0-4 Shanghai Shenxin
The other shocking result of the round – Shenxin thump Henan in Zhengzhou with four goals in the final half hour of the game.
Guizhou Renhe 1-1 Liaoning Whowin
Another big crowd for newly-relocated Guizhou but not as big as in their opening game. Both goals in this match come from set-pieces.
Jiangsu Sainty 3-0 Hangzhou Greentown
A solid home win for Sainty in their second Yangtze Delta Derby on the trot, as our report reveals.
Dalian Aerbin 3-3 Dalian Shide
The first ever Dalian derby turns out to be a six goal thriller in a well-attended game where more were supporting Aerbin than expected.