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 […]

Pitch Farce Fury as thousands of Fans Miss Biggest Hong Kong Game in History

Wild East Football’s JRP Borthwick assesses the mood before Hong Kong’s most important international game in history – a massive clash against PR China… On Tuesday 17 November Hong Kong will face China in a vital 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture at the city’s Mong Kok Stadium. What is being described in football circles as […]

Straight Outta Canton: What does 2015 hold in store for Guangzhou Evergrande?

Guangzhou Evergrande’s 2015 season began with a whimper in the Chinese Super Cup earlier this month, a competition which the four-time Super League champions have largely treated as a sideshow over recent campaigns. Given the Cantonese side sent out a team bereft of new signings Ricardo Goulart and Alan, it is perhaps fair that the penalty […]

WEARE CANTON News & Preview: Evergrande vs Harbin

Guangzhou Evergrande’s opening run of three consecutive home games against lesser CSL clubs continues as they this week welcome the other promoted side, Harbin Yiteng. Club News Against Yokohama F-Marinos on Wednesday evening, there were first appearances of the season for Feng Xiaoting and, as a substitute, Zhao Xuri. Muriqui and Zeng Cheng also returned […]