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CSL Round 8 review: Attendance and all the goals

This week’s Chinese Super League goals round-up is a bit late after an extended holiday weekend in China. However its worth the wait, with some quality goals in this round, and a few moments of controversy as the league table starts to take shape.

A total of 125,875 spectators attended this round’s matches, an average of 15,734 per game.


Tianjin Teda 0-1 Guangzhou Evergrande
Attendance: 18,589

Guangzhou grab a late goal in the closing stages to preserve their status as Chinese Super League leaders.


Beijing Guoan 1-0 Shanghai Shenxin
Attendance: 36,858

Did it cross the line or not? A controversial goal sees Beijing take all three points, as our man in the north reports.


Dalian Aerbin 1-2 Changchun Yatai
Attendance: 8,198

An impressive individual effort sees Changchun pile on the problems for Aerbin who are now sinking towards the relegation zone.


Guangzhou R&F 2-1 Liaoning Whowin
Attendance: 5,380

An entertaining affair, as a cracking free-kick see’s R&F keep up their momentum in the leading Chinese Super League pack, as our R&F man reports.


Hangzhou Greentown 1-1 Dalian Shide
Attendance: 12,532

Two teams at the wrong end of the table share the points which helps neither team’s plight so far this year.


Jiangsu Sainty 5-1 Henan Construction
Attendance: 26,872

A hat-trick and a goal after just 40 seconds are the highlights as the Jiangsu juggernaut flattens its latest victim . Our man in Nanjing has more.


Shanghai Shenhua 0-0 Shandong Luneng
Attendance: 11,038

Shenhua continue their unimpressive form in this stalemate, and fail to score at Hongkou for the third game in a row, as our report reveals.


Qingdao Joonon 0-1 Guizhou Renhe
Attendance: 6,098

Guizhou grab a valuable away victory with a nice header from a corner to thank for all three points.

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