Guoan Look certain to advance After ACL Draw Against Urawa

Beijing Guoan remain unbeaten in this season’s AFC Champions League after drawing with Urawa Red Diamonds. The capital side top the group with ten points and look certain to move onto the round of 16, leaving Urawa little hope of advancing as they sit bottom with one point and only two matches left. AFC CHAMPIONS […]

AFC Champions’ League: Luneng lose again thanks to Kashiwa Reysol stoppage time winner.

An injury time header from Naoki Wako denied Shandong Luneng a precious point in Japan. The defeat leaves Luneng four points adrift of both Kashiwa Reysol and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and staring into the abyss of an early elimination. ACL GROUP E Kashiwa Reysol 2 Kosuke Taketomi 23′ Naoki Wako 90+2′ Shandong Luneng 1 Montillo […]

Luneng humbled in 4-1 home defeat by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

Shandong Luneng’s 2015 Champions’ League campaign has already faltered drastically thanks to an emphatic 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. After starting the competition with a thrilling 3-2 away win against Vietnamese side Bihn Duong last week, Luneng’s first home game of the tournament served as a timely reminder […]

Interview: Macena talks Chinese football, Guangzhou R&F and life at Buriram

After three seasons in Chinese football, Gilberto Macena headed for pastures new this off-season, joining Thai Premier League giants Buriram United. Yet, just four games into his new career, he returns to China as his side take on Guangzhou R&F in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday. (*Article first published in Chinese language on Hupu.com) […]

Across the Yellow Sea: China’s ACL Korean opposition

As is now customary in the Eastern half of the Asian Champions League draw, a number of clashes between South Korean and Chinese opposition are on the cards. Guest contributor Duncan Elder of the K-League Review very kindly provides Wild East Football with the inside word on the CSL’s Korean opposition in contintental competition this […]