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 […]

Atkins: Evergrande-Guoan remains the CSL’s prize attraction

As a neutral supporter of the Chinese Super League, it is always the first game I scan the fixture list for—Guangzhou Evergrande against Beijing Guoan. Whatever the season in recent years, it is this game which has continually stood out. On this very website, clashes between the pair were named “match of the year” on […]

Paulinho stars as Evergrande win feisty clash with Beijing Guoan

Brazil midfielder Paulinho struck twice to help Guangzhou Evergrande to victory in their CSL opener with rivals Beijing Guoan in a match which will be remembered for its ill-tempered nature and woeful refereeing. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE 2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Paulinho 19′, 87′ Beijing Guoan 1 Yilmaz 38′ (pen) Over the course of 90 minutes, referee […]

Elkeson hits hat-trick as Shanghai SIPG thrash Changchun Yatai

Brazilian star Elkeson was the hero for Shanghai SIPG on Saturday evening, hitting a hat-trick as Shanghai SIPG began their 2017 Chinese Super League campaign with a 5-1 victory over Changchun Yatai. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shanghai SIPG 1 Elkeson 43,51,59 Wu Lei (pen) 90 Changchun Yatai 1 Fan Xiaodong 26 It was Changchun Yatai who […]

Papiss Cisse on target as substitutes come good for Shandong

Late goals from Liu Binbin and Papiss Cisse helped Shandong Luneng to a 2-0 victory over Tianjin Teda on Saturday evening. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE Shandong Luneng 1 Liu Binbin 78 Cisse 82 Tianjin Teda 0 Coming up against a Tianjin Teda side set up to be defensively stubborn, with foreigners Nemanja Gudelj, John Obi Mikel […]