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 […]

Alexandre Pato the villain as Tianjin Quanjian lose CSL opener to Guangzhou R&F

Fabio Cannavaro’s star-studded Tianjin Quanjian side endured a difficult start to the 2017 Chinese Super League season with a 2-0 defeat away to Guangzhou R&F, with goals from Xiao Jie and Renatinho. R&F, who lost several key figures over the winter, banished any doubt over their ability to resist the likes of Alexandre Pato, Geuvanio […]

Guizhou Zhicheng vs. Liaoning FC: Five things we learned from the CSL opener

Friday evening saw Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng (henceforth, Guizhou) take on Liaoning FC in the Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre, with the opening match of the 2017 Chinese Super League finishing in a 1-1 draw. With a penalty given at either end, converted by James Chamanga and Nikica Jelavic respectively, and a red card for Liaoning goalkeeper […]

North Terrace News: Tevez & Poyet’s rough start to continue with Yangtze delta derby opener?

Sunday evening sees an opening-weekend derby, with Shanghai Shenhua welcoming Jiangsu Suning to Hongkou to resume Yangtze delta hostilities. Can Shenhua recover from their calamitous Champions League playoff exit, or will the Nanjing side rub more salt into the wound? What’s the Spanish for “plus ça change”? Shenhua’s official goal for 2017 is to qualify for the competition […]

2017 Chinese Super League Predictions – Evergrande tipped for seventh heaven

The Chinese Super League has big changes this year. Only three foreign players are allowed  per match, one U-23 player must be in the starting XI and another on the bench. What will be the outcome of these new rules? We ask some of WEF crew to find out. Who will be the 2017 Chinese […]