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 […]

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 […]

WEF Exclusive Interview: Daniel Mullen

At Wild East Football, we are often at fault for focusing too much on Beijing and Shanghai and this season Guangzhou has been the focus of many a story. However, there is another uprising in Chinese football, slowly creeping up on us and fully deserving of our attention, that of Dalian Aerbin. Formed only in […]