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 […]

Cheng: Despite historic start, Guoan stuck in limbo

A third of the way through the season, Beijing Guoan have only dropped six points in their opening 10 matches and sit in second place, three behind Guangzhou Evergrande. While this is their best start ever, that three points looks like a much deeper gulf to make up than it appears on paper. Let’s take […]

ACL: Guoan earn a point at Pohang in ACL opener

A 0-0 draw gets Beijing Guoan’s 2013 Asian Champions League campaign off to a good start as they earn a point away at Pohang Steelers. Guoan manager Aleksandar Stanojevic is sure to be pleased with his side’s effort, though there are plenty of areas that need improvement before the first league match next week. It […]

Thou shalt not win: Beijing’s ceaseless Hongkou punishment continues

On a wet and steamy summer’s evening, the gods overlooking Hongkou Stadium threw down a cruel and unusual punishment on Beijing Guoan as a badly under-strength Shanghai Shenhua side grabbed a 3-1 victory in the China Derby, despite their opponents controlling much of the game. Goals from Song Boxuan, Cao Yunding and Moises gave the […]

Another sad night for Guoan at Hongkou

The Hongkou curse reared its ugly head once again on Saturday night as Beijing Guoan looked the better side for much of the match, but in the end fell to Shanghai Shenhua 3-1. There was a lot of good the visitors can take from the match, despite the scoreline, but in the end all that […]