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Soccer-Arnautovic scores on debut as Shanghai held

21 Jul 2019

HONG KONG, July 21 Marko Arnautovic headed home on his Chinese Super League debut on Sunday as defending champions Shanghai SIPG were held to a 2-2 draw by Chongqing Lifan on a day when Beijing Guoan finally relinquished top spot.

Patricio denies Manchester City as Wolves win Asia Trophy

20 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Rui Patricio saved three penalties as Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Premier League champions Manchester City to claim the Premier League Asia Trophy 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Shanghai on Saturday.

Late Augusto penalty keeps Guoan on top

17 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Renato Augusto's late penalty ensured Beijing Guoan returned to the top of the Chinese Super League standings on Wednesday as the Brazilian's spot kick earned Roger Schmidt's side a 2-1 win over Beijing Renhe.

North and South Korea to face off in World Cup qualifying

17 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR South Korea and North Korea will face off in the second round of Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after the draw was made on Wednesday.

Soccer-SIPG beat Jiangsu to keep pace with leaders Beijing

13 Jul 2019

HONG KONG, July 13 Shanghai SIPG kept Chinese Super League (CSL) leaders Beijing Guoan within touching distance on Saturday as Vitor Pereira's defending champions beat nine-man Jiangsu Suning 3-0.

Boateng double earns Benitez debut Dalian win

07 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Rafa Benitez's Dalian Yifang defeated Henan Jianye 3-1 on Sunday as the former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach made a winning start to life in the Chinese Super League (CSL).

No lack of ambition for Benitez at Dalian

05 Jul 2019

TOKYO Rafa Benitez complained long and loud about Mike Ashley's lack of ambition when he was in charge at Newcastle United but the Spaniard should have few such problems when he commences his reign at China's Dalian Yifang.

Wei double sees Guangzhou close in on leaders Beijing

01 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Wei Shihao scored twice as Guangzhou Evergrande brushed aside struggling Shanghai Shenhua on Monday, recording a 3-0 win to move to within two points of Chinese Super League leaders Beijing Guoan at the halfway point in the campaign.

Oscar sends Shanghai into ACL last eight, Urawa advance

26 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Former Brazil midfielder Oscar scored the winning penalty in a shootout as Shanghai SIPG knocked twice winners Jeonbuk Motors out of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.

Kashima, Guangzhou squeeze through to ACL quarter-finals

25 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Asian Champions League holders Kashima Antlers and twice winners Guangzhou Evergrande reached the quarter-finals after getting past Sanfrecce Hiroshima on away goals and Shandong Luneng on penalties respectively in their second legs on Tuesday.

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