Four days of football saw controversial calls from Hong Kong referees in Beijing and Dalian, an empty bench in Shanghai, a brawl in Qingdao, and the two Guangzhou clubs remaining one-two in the table.
Beijing Guoan 2-1 Shandong Luneng
Another important win for Guoan, too bad they can’t keep this form on the road. For our full match report, go here.
Shanghai Shenhua 0-1 Tianjin Teda
Anelka was put in charge of the team, but unfortunately for Shenhua, the result stays the same, a disappointing home loss. For more on the goings on in Shanghai, go here.
Guangzhou Evergrande 3-1 Hangzhou Greentown
Evergrande cruise past Hangzhou and look a lot more like last year’s title winning side, Okada’s struggles continue.
Changchun Yatai 0-0 Guizhou Renhe
Changchun and Guizhou battle each other, and the pitch, but it ends up a nil-nil stalemate in the northeast.
Dalian Aerbin 1-0 Henan Construction
Henan held off Aerbin for over 90 minutes, but the Hong Kong referee gave a very controversial penalty kick in extra time which the home side converted, giving them their first ever Chinese Super League victory.
Guangzhou R&F 1-0 Dalian Shide
The “other” Guangzhou team squeezes past a struggling Shide team to keep their home win streak going and stay at the top of the table. Here’s a report from down south.
Qingdao Jonoon 2-1 Shanghai Shenxin
This match was marred by a late match brawl started by a Shenxin foreign player, but it didn’t matter, the home side came up with an important victory.
Jiangsu Sainty 1-0 Liaoning Whowin
The final match of the weekend was one of the best, an exciting fixture between the two remaining undefeated teams, with Jiangsu coming out on top. Here’s our report from Nanjing.