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Chinese club fines own staff for fixing shirt with tape

Backroom staff from the Chinese Super League's most successful team have been fined for "seriously damaging the club brand" after using tape to cover up part of a player's shirt during an Asian Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Shanghai Shenhua crash out of AFC Champions League

Big-spending Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua were eliminated from the 2018 AFC Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday after drawing 2-2 with Kashima Antlers of Japan at home.

Five talking points as China season kicks off

The new Chinese Super League season begins with the Guangzhou derby on Friday when Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning champions Evergrande host southern city rivals R&F.

Not quite Barcelona – what Javier Mascherano can expect in Hebei

Javier Mascherano is the latest big star to make the switch to Chinese football after the Argentine international defender swapped Barcelona for little-known Hebei China Fortune.

Guangzhou Evergrande dismiss Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang links

Guangzhou Evergrande have dismissed claims they are close to completing a mega-money move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as "completely groundless" after the Chinese Super League threatened action against any club entering into a bidding war for the Borussia Dortmund striker.

Chinese clubs fight over Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Two Chinese clubs are reportedly locked in a bidding war to sign Borussia Dortmund’s striker and former CAF player of the year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Chinese teams chase big-money Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

At least two Chinese sides are chasing the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports in the country say, in what could be an Asian-record transfer.

Manchester City top financial firepower list

Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial muscle than any other club in world football, according to a study that sees English clubs dominate the top 10.

Five keys to Real Madrid v Barcelona

Real Madrid realistically need to end Barcelona's 24-match unbeaten run to maintain hopes of retaining their La Liga title when Spanish football's two behemoths meet in El Clasico on Saturday (1200GMT).

Chinese Super League flop Carlos Tevez homesick

Expensive flop Carlos Tevez could leave China soon, the AFP has reported.

Fabio Cannavaro returns to Chinese champions Guangzhou

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro was named manager of Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday, returning to the club that cut him loose in 2015.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Guangzhou Evergrande retain China Super League title

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s rampant Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese Super League for the seventh time in a row on Sunday and with two games to spare.

China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’

China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Champions League blast

Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

Messi hits four as Barca maintain perfect start

Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to La Liga by routing Eibar 6-1 on Tuesday.

Villas-Boas in hot water following Guangzhou outburst

The Asian Football Confederation said Thursday it was launching disciplinary action against Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for his outburst after the epic Champions League quarter-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande this week.

Messi deal ‘signed’ by agent – Bartomeu

Barcelona’s under-fire president Josep Maria Bartomeu launched a counterattack on his critics on Tuesday by insisting a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.

Top 20 transfers of the close season

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