Atkins: Evergrande-Guoan remains the CSL’s prize attraction

As a neutral supporter of the Chinese Super League, it is always the first game I scan the fixture list for—Guangzhou Evergrande against Beijing Guoan. Whatever the season in recent years, it is this game which has continually stood out. On this very website, clashes between the pair were named “match of the year” on […]

Paulinho stars as Evergrande win feisty clash with Beijing Guoan

Brazil midfielder Paulinho struck twice to help Guangzhou Evergrande to victory in their CSL opener with rivals Beijing Guoan in a match which will be remembered for its ill-tempered nature and woeful refereeing. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Paulinho 19′, 87′ Beijing Guoan 1 Yilmaz 38′ (pen) Over the course of 90 minutes, referee […]

A poor start leaves Changchun with questions ahead of clash with Guangzhou Evergrande

Changchun’s promising mid-season break had left fans with high hopes before the North-East side fell 3-2 to Hangzhou Greentown at home before recording 2-2 and 0-0 draws away to Beijing Guoan and Henan Jianye respectively. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 15 Changchun Yatai 2  Zinko Own Goal 19′ Ismailov 88′ Hangzhou Greentown 3 Ramon 11′ Zang […]

Guoan and Evergrande inseparable in fractious top of table clash

Guangzhou Evergrande will enter the summer break on top of Chinese Super League by a solitary point after the Cantonese side and nearest rivals Beijing Guoan played out a fiercely competitive top of the table clash at the Workers Stadium. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 14 Beijing Guoan 1 Zhang Xizhe 6′ Guangzhou Evergrande 1 Elkeson 41′ Attendance: […]

Beijing Guoan sign FC Seoul captain Ha Dae-Sung

FC Seoul have confirmed the departure of Korea international midfielder Ha Dae-Sung, with the 2013 AFC Player of the Year nominee joining CSL giants Beijing Guoan for a fee reported to be in excess of $4.5 million. Ha, 28, has long since been considered one of the best local players of the K League Classic […]