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CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
10 Changchun Ya 8 7 10 31
11 Shanghai She 6 7 12 25
12 Henan Jianye 5 9 11 24
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Carlos Tevez: Chinese football won't reach the top - 'even in 50 years'

A double from Hulk led Shanghai SIPG's rout of Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua side.
A double from Hulk led Shanghai SIPG's rout of Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua side.

Shanghai Shenhua striker Carlos Tevez has launched an attack on the capabilities of Chinese footballers, claiming those playing in the country will not be able to reach the top "even in 50 years."

The Argentine has spent the last nine months in China after joining Shenhua on a lucrative two-year contract from Boca Juniors in January,

"In South America and Europe, players learn to play football when they're kids, but not here," Tevez told SFR Sport. "So technically they are not very good.

"Their...

CSL: Hulk, Wu Lei each score brace as Shanghai SIPG close gap with leaders

A double from Hulk led Shanghai SIPG's rout of Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua side.
Hulk netted this strike outside the box to earn a brace and lead Shanghai SIPG's 6-0 rout over Shanghai Shenhua.

Hulk and Wu Lei scored twice as Shanghai SIPG crushed Shanghai Shenhua 6-1 on Saturday evening to close the gap on Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande to five points.

Carlos Tevez was on the scoresheet for Shenhua, who saw Gus Poyet resign from his position as head coach at the start of the week, but the Argentinian was unable to stop a rampant SIPG from notching up a convincing win.

After a goalless first half, three goals in four minutes just before the hour mark from Hulk, Wu and...

 By Chris Atkins

Shanghai giants enter derby in differing moods as SIPG seek Shenhua boost

Guangzhou Evergrande fell short in their epic comeback, losing 5-4 on penalties to nine-man Shanghai SIPG.

The buildup to one of the most hotly anticipated Shanghai derbies of recent times could hardly be more different for the two sides.

Shenhua, fresh from parting company with former coach Gustavo Poyet, are in need of a result to turn around a rapidly declining season. SIPG, on the other hand, come into the game having secured a place in the AFC Champions League semifinals. Though they were forced to endure a gruelling 120 minutes in the oppressive heat of Guangzhou just days ago to seal that achievement.

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