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Paulinho and Talisca boost Evergrande in CSL

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CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Shandong Lun 11 5 3 38
4 Guangzhou Ev 10 3 4 33
5 Jiangsu Suni 8 6 5 30
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Beijing Guoan go top of Chinese Super League

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Guangzhou Evergrande get major CSL boost from Paulinho and Anderson Talisca

Gab Marcotti explains Paulinho's move back to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande and wonders if Barcelona has another big move coming soon.

Fabio Cannavaro's smile lit up the Tianhe Stadium as he punched the air to celebrate Anderson Talisca's second goal -- a delightful curling, dipping effort -- in Guangzhou Evergrande's 5-0 mauling of Chongqing Lifan on Sunday.

From having to handle speculation over his future to Guangzhou's second successive thrashing of an opposition since the league's post-World Cup resumption, the transformation in fortunes has been both rapid and dramatic.

The delight on the Italian's face showed just how much...

 By Reuters

CSL: Anderson Talisca strikes twice to power Guangzhou Evergrande

HONG KONG -- Brazilian Anderson Talisca continued his impressive start to life in the Chinese Super League on Sunday, taking his tally to five goals in two games as Guangzhou Evergrande cruised to a 5-0 win over Chongqing Lifan.

Talisca, who joined the seven-times champions in the summer transfer window on loan from Benfica, struck twice for Fabio Cannavaro's side at Tianhe Stadium to ensure Guangzhou moved to within five points of leaders Beijing Guoan.

Evergrande have a game in hand over Beijing...

Ex-Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari returns to country to coach Palmeiras

SAO PAULO -- Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has signed a contract with Sao Paulo giants Palmeiras, returning home after three successful years at Guangzhou Evergrande.

Palmeiras made the announcement on their social media channels on Thursday. Scolari's contract is valid until 2020.

On Wednesday, the club fired Scolari's predecessor Roger Machado after a 1-0 defeat at Fluminense in the 15th round of the Brazilian championship.

The 69-year-old Scolari led Brazil to their record fifth...

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

Gab Marcotti explains Paulinho's move back to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande and wonders if Barcelona has another big move coming soon.

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.

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

Gab Marcotti explains Paulinho's move back to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande and wonders if Barcelona has another big move coming soon.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu discusses his visit to Harvard University to explain what the club represents on and off the field.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol points the finger at Ernesto Valverde for Barcelona's unbeaten streak coming to an unexpected end against Levante.

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...