WEARE CANTON News & Preview: Liaoning v Evergrande

This weekend the Evergrande squad go on probably their least favourite CSL road trip, to the home of Liaoning Whowin. They worked up enormous enmity with the Shenyang crowd over three seasons of fractious games, but now that the Liaoning franchise has been lured to oil-rich backwater Panjin, will the champions experience the same remarkable […]

Xujiahui (Feat. North Terrace) News and Preview: Shanghai East Asia v Shanghai Shenhua

This Saturday sees the third Shanghai derby of the season, as East Asia play host to Shenhua at Shanghai Stadium. In what should undoubtedly prove to be a much closer encounter than the last Shanghai derby – East Asia’s demolition of woeful city rivals Shenxin – can Xi Zhikang’s side exorcise the demons still lingering […]

Yuexiushan News and Preview: R&F v Dalian

Guangzhou R&F were second to Dalian Aerbin as both sides were promoted to the CSL in 2011 and have finished behind the dongbei club in both seasons thereafter. Will R&F extract a measure of revenge on Saturday or can Dalian continue their superior record? Club News Jiang Ning and Wang Xiaolong have reported no adverse […]

Honours even in Dalian as Captain Wang saves the day

Shanghai East Asia’s indifferent form away from home continued on Sunday, as they fought their way back to a 1-1 draw at Dalian Aerbin. The home side were unrecognisable from that which surrendered so tamely to Shanghai Shenhua only last weekend. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 7 Dalian Aerbin 1  Bruno Meneghel (PK) 11′ Shanghai East Asia […]

Understength Evergrande see off Shenhua challenge

Despite Shanghai Shenhua’s recent Batista-inspired resurgence there were to be no surprises at Tianhe Stadium this weekend, as last season’s 2-1 win was replicated by a Guangzhou Evergrande side absent several usual starters. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 7 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Feng Junyan 41′, Gao Lin 52′ Shanghai Shenhua 1 Firas Al-Khatib 82’ (pen) Last […]

No love lost as Vagner nets three for Shandong v Beijing

Despite the intense atmosphere at a packed Worker’s Stadium, Beijing Guoan failed to satisfy the faithful as Shandong Luneng’s Vagner Love was the star of the night, scoring an impressive hat trick in a match marred by horrible refereeing. The intensity started from the opening minutes, a Darko Matic tackle on Zheng Zheng had Love […]