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 […]

Yuexiushan News and Preview: R&F v Beijing

It’s second v third on Wednesday night at Yuexiushan but after a shaky start to the second half of the season the gap between the sides is getting wider. Can the blue and whites reverse this or will Beijing Guoan follow the breaking of their Hongkou hoodoo by recording a first victory over Guangzhou R&F at Yuexiushan? […]

Injuries abound, but Damjanovic provides hope for Guoan

Footie fans in China’s capital are going through a tough period right now, their side, Beijing Guoan, hasn’t managed a league win since well before the World Cup break. Most recently the Beijingers have only managed draws against Henan Jianye and Changchun Yatai, two teams battling to stay up. Combined with injuries to Korean midfielder […]

Henan takes biggest scalp of CFA Cup as quarterfinals set

Henan Jianye followed up their weekend league victory over Beijing Guoan by taking down Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 with a great comeback win. CFA Cup Round 4Guizhou Renhe 0-3 Beijing Guoan Guangzhou R&F 0-1 Shandong Luneng Wuhan Hongxing 7-8 (penalties) Qingdao Hainiu Henan Jianye 2-1 Guangzhou Evergrande Qingdao Jonoon 4-3 (penalties) Hangzhou Greentown Lijiang 1-2 Jiangsu […]

WEF Exclusive: Dejan Damjanovic on World Cup qualifiers, Montenegro and Chinese talent

A three time K-League top-scorer, twice K-League winner and thorn in the side of England during 2014 World Cup qualification, Dejan Damjanovic was quite a catch for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty in the winter transfer window. Finishing his time in Korea on the losing side of the 2013 AFC Champions League final,  prior […]