Luneng battle back to beat Bihn Duong 3-2 in Champions’ League opener

A pair of goals from half time substitute Yang Xu were enough for Shandong Luneng to come from 2-1 down and sneak out of Vietnam with a win. ACL Group E Bihn Duong 2 Oseni 48′ Wang Qiang 56′ (o.g) Shandong Luneng 3 Wang Hongpo 47′ Yang Xu 61′, 81′ Following a scrappy and goalless […]

Guangzhou R&F claim away win against Gamba Osaka in Champions League opener

Cosmin Contra’s perfect start to life as head coach of Guangzhou R&F continued on Tuesday evening as the Cantonese side began their 2015 AFC Champions League campaign with an impressive 2-0 away win at Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka. ACL Group F Gamba Osaka 0 Guangzhou R&F 2 Abderrazak Hamdallah 10′, Wang Song 80′ Set […]

Guangzhou R&F ease through Champions League debut

Guangzhou R&F strolled through their second round AFC Champions League qualification playoff against Singapore’s Warriors FC, scoring three goals after the break to begin the Cosmin Contra era in fine style. ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PRELIMINARY PLAY-OFF Guangzhou R&F 3 Jiang Zhipeng 52′, Jang Hyun-Soo 60′, Zhang Shuo 73′ Warriors FC 0 Attendance: 7,883 A sparse […]

Hong Kong Round Up: Kitchee Slowly Edging to the Top of the League

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.… Kitchee Edge Out Stumbling Sun Pegasus With only nine teams in the Hong Kong Premier League, a sense of familiarity is beginning to take shape as fans and teams […]

Reigning Champions Evergrande crash out ACL to Western Sydney

Holders Guangzhou Evergrande are out of the Asian Champions League on away goals after a 2-1 home victory  over Western Sydney Wanderers was not enough to reverse a 0-1 defeat one week ago to the A-League side. ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER FINAL 2ND LEG Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Diamanti 61′ Elkeson 90+1′ Western Sydney Wanderers 1 Juric 58′ (pen) […]