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Beijing Guoan go top of Chinese Super League

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Chinese Super League: Paulinho scores twice in 100th CSL game as Guangzhou win

Paulinho celebrated his 100th game in the Chinese Super League on Sunday with two goals as Guangzhou Evergrande moved to within three points of the summit with a 5-0 win over Tianjin Quanjian.

The Brazil midfielder, who rejoined Guangzhou in July after a season with Barcelona, gave them the lead after 15 minutes and added their third goal in the 57th after Ricardo Goulart had doubled the lead.

Anderson Talisca added two more in the final 16 minutes as Quanjian made it five league games without a...

Chinese Super League: Beijing Guoan go first while Anderson Talisca nets debut hat trick

Jonathan Viera's 87th-minute strike earned Beijing Guoan a 2-1 win over Henan Jianye on Wednesday evening to move Roger Schmidt's side into first place in the Chinese Super League -- as Anderson Talisca had a debut to remember with a hat trick for Guangzhou Evergrande.

Beijing moved a point clear at the summit and ahead of Shanghai SIPG, who were held to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening with Shandong Luneng, as the league completed its first round of action since resuming after the World Cup break.



Paulinho to rejoin Guangzhou Evergrande 11 months after €40m Barcelona move

Brazil midfielder Paulinho has sealed a move back to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande just 11 months after joining Barcelona for €40 million, both clubs have announced.

The former Tottenham man will move to Guangzhou on a loan transfer for one season, which includes a subsequent purchase option for the defending Super League champions.

"FC Barcelona and Guangzhou Evergrande have reached an agreement for the loan transfer of Paulinho Bezerra for one season, with a subsequent...

Brazil are better, more dangerous in 2018 without reliance on Neymar

SAMARA, Russia -- When Neymar found himself face-to-face with Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic on Wednesday night, four minutes from the end of a keenly-contested meeting in Moscow, it seemed as if Brazil's showman might at last get his party piece. He'd already missed one decent chance and this time, his luck would run similarly low: out came his opponent, spreading his limbs like a starfish to block Neymar's effort. Rather then peeling away in delight as the net bulged, the PSG star turned...

Lionel Messi finally finds ruthless edge vs. Chelsea, Paulinho struggles

Lionel Messi broke his duck against Chelsea on his ninth attempt to earn Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.

The Catalans dominated possession but fell behind after Willian curled home from outside the area, but Andres Iniesta capitalised on a Andreas Christensen error to tee up Messi, who grabbed a vital away goal for Barcelona with 15 minutes to go.


Messi ended his personal drought against the Blues and in doing so, saved Barcelona...

Barcelona's Paulinho: Jokes about ball keep-ups at unveiling didn't affect me

Javier Mascherano struggled to hold back the tears as he announced his exit from Barcelona after nearly eight years.

Paulinho says he wasn't affected by all the negative attention after his failed kick-ups at his Barcelona presentation last summer.

Paulinho's €40 million arrival at Barca from Guangzhou Evergrande raised questions among supporters after the sale of compatriot Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

Those doubts were magnified when a video from his presentation went viral after he dropped the ball while attempting some skills on the Camp Nou pitch.

"I saw the jokes on the internet, my friends were...