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CSL Monday Wrap: Erton’s brace helps Guoan keep chase

Due to a Saturday night concert at Worker’s Stadium, last night saw Beijing Guoan close out this round against Guizhou, and as has been the case each time these sides meet, there was plenty of drama.

Beijing Guoan 2-1 Guizhou Renhe

The Men in Green were back at home last night needing three points to reduce Guangzhou Evergrande’s temporary double digit lead back down to seven. Guoan controlled the run of play and was rewarded late in the first half when Dejan Damjanovic was able to control a long ball and slide it over to Erton Fejzullahu. Things looked worrisome for awhile when against the run of play, Yu Hai beat Xu Yunlong to equalize early in the second half, but Guoan kept pressing and in the 87th minute, it was Erton again, set up by Damjanovic again. The late winner and the much needed three points means that the title race will continue for at least another week. There will also certainly be some fallout for Guizhou, as manager Zhu Jiong, unsatisifed with the referees and goaded by the fans, offered a middle finger to the Guoan supporters.

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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