North Terrace News: Champions league football returns to Hongkou with crucial Brisbane playoff

Wednesday night sees Shanghai Shenhua welcome continental competition back after six barren years. Can a new-look Shenhua side catch Brisbane Roar cold, or will the Carlos Tevez era backfire before the season has really begun? Heightened anxiety Ah, playoffs. Especially in such a low-scoring sport as football, nothing else can quite ratchet the already-high tension up to 11 quite […]

Thrilling finale sees Kitchee move closer to Asian Champions League

A night of drama unfolded at Hong Kong stadium as Kitchee defeated Hanoi FC of Vietnam 3-2 in a wildly unpredictable and entertaining match which saw the lead change hands several times. Asian Champions League Qualifier   Kitchee 3 Sandro 85′ Akande 108′ Lam Ka Wai 120+3′ Hanoi FC 2 Marronkle 73′ Marronkle 115′ Attendance: […]

Hong Kong and China set to clash in Asian Champions League for first time

Eastern have finally reached the promised land of the Asian Champions league and Hong Kong will see the highest level of continental club football grace it’s shores for the first time in it’s history. Eastern have been drawn in Group G with Chinese club giants Guangzhou Evergrande (CSL), Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K-League) and the third […]

Eastern Out Of Asian Champions League Before a Ball is Kicked

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong champions Eastern have turned from ‘princes’ to sudden ‘paupers’ as abrupt and acute financial woes have forced them to withdraw from the Asian Champions League before a […]

Guangzhou stay alive in AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC beat 2-0 Pohang Steelers Tuesday night to keep their AFC Champions League hopes alive. Before the match Pohang coach Choi Jin-cheul said his side would come out looking for a win. Pohang had a better chance of qualifying for the knockout stage before the match with Guangzhou looking all, but eliminated. […]