Ramires propels Jiangsu to verge of knockouts with Osaka win

Jiangsu maintained a perfect record in the ACL and look imperious at the top of Group H following a resilient but oftentimes precarious 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka. While the home side energized proceedings by nobly harrying for a second half equalizer, in truth, it was a wet and unconvincing game of football that will […]

Jiangsu and Tianjin draw blanks in Ramires and Mikel reunion

Jiangsu Suning was held to a goalless draw by Tianjin TEDA in an anemic performance lacking both direction and intensity. If one of the crucial questions facing Choi Yong-soo’s side prior to kick off was its ability to pose an attacking threat in the absence of Alex Teixeira and Roger Martinez, it is now glaringly […]

Drop in quality but a lot to discuss: How did the CSL cope with the CFA’s new rules?

The CSL kicked off this weekend and, as well as dealing with the weight of expectation, every club had to cope with the controversial new rules introduced by the CFA in January. The number of foreign players allowed to be involved in each game was reduced from four+substitute to three, and each side had to […]

Shanghai Shenhua dominant in opening day derby win over Jiangsu

A pair of goals either side of halftime secured a comfortable opening day win for Shanghai Shenhua over Jiangsu Suning in the Yangzhe Delta derby. With a handful of minutes left to play, the home fans began bellowing for a fifth goal, and, though it didn’t come, they were given an alternate reason to celebrate […]

Carlos Tevez opens Shenhua account as Jiangsu suffer

Carlos Tevez opened his Shanghai Shenhua account from the penalty spot as Gustavo Poyet’s side beat Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in their first game of the 2017 Chinese Super League. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Shanghai Shenhua 4 Moreno 17′ 86′, Tevez 36′ pen, Mao Jianqing 79′ Jiangsu Sainty 0 Goals from Gio Moreno (2), Carlos Tevez […]