McGowan’s Last Gasp Header Gives Shandong Incredible FA Cup Final Win

A last gasp Ryan McGowan header gave Shandong Luneng a 5-4 aggregate victory over Jiangsu Sainty in an emotional FA Cup Final second leg in Nanjing. A pair of controversial penalties two weeks ago in Jinan had given Luneng a 4-2 lead going into the game, but Jiangsu’s away goals almost proved decisive as they […]

Dodgy penalties galore as Love hat-trick seals 1st leg cup final win for Shandong

A Vagner Love hat-trick, including two controversial penalties, put Shandong Luneng in pole position to win the 2014 Chinese FA Cup final after a pulsating first leg in Jinan. While Shandong were certainly worthy of a two goal victory over their defensively fragile opposition, the winning margin came courtesy of two harsh penalty decisions which […]

North Terrace News: Up For the Cup

Shanghai Shenhua finall have the chance to shift their focus away from a series of dead-rubbers in the league, and welcome Yangtze Delta rivals Jiangsu Sainty to Hongkou for the first leg of this season’s CFA Cup semi-finals. Do Sergio Batista’s band of experienced heads have one or two more big performances in them? The […]

‘We don’t need famous players’ says Hainiu’s Herman ahead of Shandong Cup derby

Chinese FA Cup surprise side Qingdao Hainiu arranged themselves a local derby against Chinese Super League heavyweights Shandong Luneng in the last four after a great run sees them compete for a spot in the final. Hainiu are new to the Chinese second tier but have hit the ground running and sit an impressive seventh, […]

CFA Cup Quarterfinals Wrap: Derbies abound in the semis

Last night’s results set up two “derbies” in the CFA Cup semifinals as Shandong Luneng will travel to Qingdao while Jiangsu and Shenhua face off. There was plenty of pain last night with Beijing Guoan and Henan Jianye crashing out on penalties while Shenhua’s derby dominance continued with a win over Shenxin.   Qingdao Hainiu […]