Match 64
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Match 63
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Diego Tardelli sees Shandong Luneng past Dalian Yifang; Mikel strikes for Tianjin Teda

John Obi Mikel scored his first goal of the season as Tianjin Teda beat Guangzhou R&F.
John Obi Mikel scored his first goal of the season as Tianjin Teda beat Guangzhou R&F.

Dalian Yifang coach Bernd Schuster claimed Brazilian striker Diego Tardelli was the deciding factor as his side slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Shandong Luneng on Saturday evening.

Tardelli scored both goals as Li Xiaopeng's side moved back to within six points of Chinese Super League leaders Shanghai SIPG, who won their sixth game in a row on Friday evening against Hebei China Fortune.

Shandong now sit just a point behind defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande in third place while Dalian,...

Bernd Schuster still winless at Dalian Yifang, Hebei China Fortune bounce back

Bernd Schuster
Bernd Schuster remains winless in charge of Dalian Yifang.

Dalian Yifang threw away a two-goal lead to leave Bernd Schuster still looking for his first win since taking over as head coach of the second division champions, who were pegged back to a 2-2 draw by Chongqing Lifan in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.

Nicolas Gaitan set up Wang Jinxian to open the scoring after just 18 minutes before the Argentinian put his side further in front 11 minutes into the second half.

But Zhu Xiaogang's sending off on the hour mark for a second bookable offence threw...

Bernd Schuster takes over at Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang

Bernd Schuster
Bernd Schuster's last managerial role was in charge of Malaga in La Liga.

Bernd Schuster has been appointed head coach of Dalian Yifang, replacing Ma Lin at the helm of last season's second division champions, the Chinese Super League club has announced.

The 58-year-old German, who has not coached since leaving his role at the helm of Malaga at the end of the 2014 season, takes charge of a team that has lost their three opening games in the 2018 campaign and is rooted to the bottom of the standings.

Dalian kicked off the season with an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Shanghai...

Nicolas Gaitan concussed as Dalian Yifang fall again in CSL

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Nicolas Gaitan was taken to hospital as a precaution after being knocked out during Dalian Yifang's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Beijing Guoan on Friday as last season's second-division champions continued their woeful start to the new Chinese Super League campaign.

Gaitan dropped heavily to the ground in the 56th minute with Dalian trailing by two first half goals after being caught by Li Lei's flailing elbow as the Beijing defender was tracking back at pace.

"There was some minor concussion for...


Colorado Rapids complete signing of striker Yannick Boli

Yannick Boli
Yannick Boli is moving from China to the United States.

The Colorado Rapids announced on Thursday the signing of Ivory Coast international striker Yannick Boli, who last played for Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.

Colorado adds Boli, 30, with targeted allocation money after he completed a medical in London earlier this week. Dalian bought out Boli's contract earlier this year so they could sign Nico Gaitan and Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid.

While Boli is capable of playing on the wing, he is considered to be a true No. 9, and will...