North Terrace News: Shenhua look for semi-final redemption

So here we are again; Shanghai Shenhua kick off the two-legged CFA Cup semi-finals with a home tie. Will promotion-chasing Beijing BG prove an easy route into the final, or a potential banana skin? Stumbling in Shijiazhuang Shenhua’s poor recent form in front of goal continued with another misfiring performance up in Shijiazhuang last weekend. […]

Shenhua win “Divine Epic” Shanghai Derby over SIPG in CFA Cup

In an all-time classic Chinese football match which will be rememebered for years to come, Shenhua knocked out SIPG FC in with a penalty shootout victory following a thrilling 3-3 draw on Wednesday A plethora of spectacular goals, a capacity crowd, racous derby atmosphere, a late equalizer and a thrilling knock-out conclusion to the game […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Don’t call it a derby!

When Beijing Guoan and Beijing Enterprises Group FC (let’s just simplify that & use Beijing BG) take the field on Wednesday night in the CFA Cup’s Fourth Round it should under no circumstances be considered a real derby. With the exception of the oft forgotten Liaoning FC/Beijing Sanyuan period of 2003, Beijing Guoan has been […]

CFA Cup 3rd Round: Xinjiang Shock Evergrande as Five CSL Sides Crash Out

Xinjiang sprang the surprise of the round with a big win over Guangzhou Evergrande but there were shocks elsewhere too. Beijing BG set-up a fourth round derby with a win over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Shanghai Shenxin limped out on penalties to Hebei CFFC, Qingdao Jonoon continued their resurgence against Changchun Yatai and Jiangxi Liansheng humiliated […]

Big guns enter CFA Cup as Third Round kicks off

With CSL teams entering the CFA Cup at the third round stage this Tuesday and Wednesday, takes a closer look at the competition as well as highlighting some of the more interesting ties to look out for. Format… Having kicked off with a qualifying competition in a Guangzhou high school back in January, the CFA […]