The upsets continue, including a loss for Evergrande, allowing everyone else to pick up points and chase them at the top. We’re now a third of the way through the season and the table is starting to take shape, with only four or five teams really in the race for the league title.
Beijing Guoan 2-1 Guizhou Renhe
Another great come from behind victory for Guoan at Worker’s Stadium, read all about it here.
Jiangsu Sainty 1-2 Changchun Yatai
A massive crowd in Nanjing watches the home side fall for the first time in over a year.
Shanghai Shenhua 0-0 Shanghai Shenxin
A dismal attendance for the return of the “Shanghai derby” and an equally boring game to match, both sides had chances, but Nicolas Anelka needs to lead by example if things are going to turn around for Shenhua. Read the report from Shanghai.
Tianjin Teda 2-0 Shandong Luneng
While they struggle in the ACL, Tianjin has done a decent job earning some victories in the Chinese Super League, once again it comes through Wang Xinxin. At the same time, Shandong is in trouble, currently stuck in the relegation zone.
Hangzhou Greentown 2-1 Liaoning Whowin
Perhaps Hangzhou’s Japanese manager has finally gotten a handle on the Chinese league, he’s finally getting his team to slowly move up the table.
Dalian Shide 3-1 Guangzhou Evergrande
What looks like a surprising upset for Dalian is mainly due to Evergrande sending their second team north to face Shide as the club focuses on this week’s ACL clash.
Qingdao Jonoon 1-3 Dalian Aerbin
Yu Dabao puts in a big performance as Aerbin lifts themselves out of the relegation zone, while their opponents Qingdao find themselves at the bottom of the table.
Guangzhou R&F 2-1 Henan Construction
Despite the pathetic crowd, R&F gained some ground on league leaders and local rivals Evergrande. Read what our man in Canton has to say.