Guangzhou Evergrande Season in Review

An at-times tumultuous season ended in both domestic and continental glory for the Canton Tigers. Often a team can be caught up in a whirlwind of its own doing, but there still exists an apparent telos that will reveal, in the end, that victory was simply inevitable. This would appear to be true of Guangzhou […]

Elkeson strike makes Guangzhou Evergrande champions of Asia

A second half goal from Elkeson was enough to see Guangzhou Evergrande crowned champions of Asia in a tense encounter at the Tianhe Stadium. The Brazilian striker’s 54th minute turn and finish was the only goal either side managed over a tightly fought 180 minutes of football. AFC Champions’ League Final 2nd Leg Guangzhou Evergrande […]

Al-Ahli 0-0 Guangzhou Evergrande: AFC Champions’ League final finely poised after first leg stalemate in Dubai

The destination of the 2015 AFC Champions’ League trophy remains in the balance after Guangzhou Evergrande played out a goalless draw with Al-Ahli in the first leg of the final in Dubai. The visitors looked most likely to break the stalemate, but Zheng Zhi’s dipping first half volley was kept out by a fine Ahmed […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: No more next year

As a Chicagoan, I’m naturally disposed to the optimism of “wait ’till next year”. One of the local baseball teams, the Chicago Cubs, last won the title in 1908, that’s over 100 years ago (though I’m not a Cubs fan, South Side, baby! The White Sox last won it 10 years ago). I’ve heard it all […]

Cheng: Job half done after good result in Korea

A late penalty kick for Beijing Guoan provided an equalizer and a critical away goal in last week’s Asian Champions League cup tie against Jeonbuk Hyundai. The result required a bit of luck, but sees the Beijingers take a slight advantage into the second leg, to be played tonight at Worker’s Stadium. Gregorio Manzano mixed things up […]