A Brazilian-inspired Guangzhou Evergrande went to the top of Group G of the 2017 AFC Champions League (ACL) on Tuesday with a 6-0 win over Eastern SC of Hong Kong that saw Samba imports Paulinho, Alan and Ricardo Goulart netting all but one of the goals.
With a single game of the group stage remaining, the two-time continental winners will be certain of a place in the last 16 if they avoid defeat at home to Suwon Samsung Bluewings of South Korea on May 9.
At Eastern's Mong Kok Stadium in Hong Kong,...
Eran Zahavi scored twice in the second half as Guangzhou R&F inflicted a 2-1 defeat on struggling Jiangsu Suning on Friday evening to maintain their place at the top of the Chinese Super League standings.
Jiangsu, runners-up last year but who are second from bottom after six games of the season so far, took the lead through Alex Teixeira 10 minutes before the break as Choi Yong-soo's side continue to look for their first win of the league campaign.
But goals from Zahavi in the 62nd and 77th minutes...
Jiangsu Suning's Alex Teixeira says he has held regular discussions with Bayern Munich forward and former Shakhtar Donetsk teammate Douglas Costa about life and football in China.
The two Brazilians became firm friends with Shakhtar in Ukraine and, with Costa reportedly unsettled in Germany, it is not out of the question that they could reunite in the Chinese Super League.
Teixeira left Shakhtar in February 2016 to join Jiangsu for €50 million, six months after Costa headed west to Munich.