This week’s pod pays tribute to Yanbian’s Gambian superstar Steve Trawally, whose stunning hat-trick at Tianhe stadium still couldn’t stop Guangzhou Evergrande from all-but sealing the league, and his Yanji side from near-certain relegation. Beyond Steve, is there any further talent in the bottom-of-the-table sides who the pundits rate?
We look ahead to Wednesday night’s AFC Champions League semi-final second-leg, with the tie between Urawa Reds and Shanghai International Port Group FC poised on a knife-edge after a 1-1 draw at Shanghai Stadium in the first leg. But will there be a big crowd, or will the Japanese fans stay home again – the pod discuss why ACL fever burns hotter in China than neighboring Korea or Japan. There’s also time for a quick dip into the Twitter postbag, and look ahead to the Jing-Jin derby and Guangzhou Evergrande’s likely coronation party in CSL Round 28.
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