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CSL Round 7 Review: Attendance and all the goals

It was a wet and wild weekend, Shanghai earning their first win in weeks in Dalian, multiple red cards and a late minute equalizer in Guizhou, and the Guangzhou sides changing positions at the top of the table.

Dalian Shide 0-1 Shanghai Shenhua
Attendance: 5,219

A late winner from Feng Renliang provided Shenhua with a much needed victory as Dalian’s struggles continue. View our Shenhua reporter’s match report.

Henan Construction 1-0 Qingdao Jonoon
Attendance: 18,699

The hosts get one from Netto in the second half and it’s enough to secure them three points.

Guizhou Renhe 2-2 Dalian Aerbin
Attendance:21,060

It was a wild match in southwest China, the hosts finished the match two men down, one being Sun Jihai who played a part in both of Guizhou’s goals but was later sent off. For their part, the visitors finished with 10 men on the pitch, but came away with a point after two second half goals, including one on the last kick of the match.

Shandong Luneng 2-1 Guangzhou R&F
Attendance: 21,718

Antar and Macena score two in quick succession midway through the first half and all R&F could muster was an 82nd minute goal that was too little, too late as they go down in Jinan.

Liaoning Whowin 0-0 Beijing Guoan
Attendance: 21,882

Not the best match in Shenyang, the hosts came closest, but neither could find the net. For our full report, go here.

Shanghai Shenxin 0-1 Jiangsu Sainty
Attendance: 7,644

Sainty continue their winning ways, this time taking all three points on the road for the first time this season, here’s the full story from our resident Jiangsu fan.

Guangzhou Evergrande 4-0 Changchun Yatai
Attendance: 38,214

It was Evergrande’s triple headed foreign beast which pretty much won the match on their own, Conca a second half substitute scoring two goals sandwiched between goals by Cleo and Muriqui.

Tianjin Teda 2-0 Hangzhou Greentown
Attendance: 11,966

Tianjin earns its second win in a row, this time Wang Xinxin found space and scored off a nice shot in the first half before Sjoerd Ars put the match out of reach in the second half.

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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