Guizhou’s eyebrow-raising ACL snub predictable says former Dalian star

Guizhou Renhe’s decision to field vastly under-strength side for their final ACL group match against Western Sydney Wanders (WSW) was predictable and the club’s own fault, says former Dalian Aerbin defender Daniel Mullen. The south-west China side were already eliminated before their final group match against the A-League side last week, and caused a stir […]

Confident Evergrande cut Marinos adrift to secure progression

Reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande took a major step in the defence of their AFC Champions League title on Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Yokohama F Marinos far more comfortable than the scoreline may suggest. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP G Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Elkeson 11′ 38′ Yokohama F Marinos 1 Manabu Saito 85′ (Official) […]

ACL Matchday 6 Preview: It’s all up for grabs now

The final matchday of the Asian Champions League is upon us and three of the four Chinese sides still have a chance to go through. The next two days will see fans in China on edge as they watch their own club and look to results from across Asia. Guizhou Renhe have already been eliminated […]

Victory defeat Evergrande to set up thriller Group G climax

Guangzhou Evergrande stumbled to a third defeat in six matches as Melbourne Victory made up for their second half collapse at Tianhe Stadium seven weeks ago with two unanswered goals. It was a game of many chances, but excellent goalkeeping (each was their side’s standout player) and an error-strewn performance from the away side meant […]

Lippi accepts blame as Evergrande fall to ten-man Jeonbuk

Italian manager Marcello Lippi took full responsibility on Wednesday evening as his Guangzhou Evergrande side were defeated 1-0 by Jeonbuk Motors in South Korea. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND 4 Jeonbuk Motors 1 Leonardo 76′ Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Lippi’s side were lacklustre once more for much of the 90 minutes and played 23 minutes against 10-men […]