Urawa – Shenhua alliance shows football has no borders

Japanese club Urawa Reds face Shanghai SIPG today in an Asian Champions League tie that brings together two groups of fans who have a remarkable attitude to Sino-Japanese relations. Hostility and bitterness towards Japan remains common in China many decades after the horrors of Japanese occupation in the second world war, with nationalistic sentiments against […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua’s latin swagger welcomes the CSL’s latest nouveau riche

Shanghai Shenhua blew the doors off the opening weekend of the 2017 Chinese Super League season with a barnstorming blowout win over near-neighbors Jiangsu Suning. After sending one of the CSL’s most fancied sides slinking home with tails between legs, can Shenhua see off the league’s latest big-money new entry? Yangtze Delta top dogs You’ve […]

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 […]