Guangzhou Evergrande

Muriqui determined to put icing on cake for Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Muriqui has scored 13 times in 12 games in the AFC Champions League this season. Photo: AFP

Chinese football has been waiting impatiently for a team capable of being crowned kings of Asian football and Brazilian striker Muriqui believes Guangzhou Evergrande can end the nation’s two-decade absence from the summit.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 7:32pm

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20 Jun 2013 - 12:31am

Guangzhou surge towards quarter-finals in AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande's Gao Lin fires a scissor kick against the Central Coast Mariners during their AFC Champions League match last night. Photo: AFP

Lucas Barrios and Muriqui moved Guangzhou Evergrande a step closer to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League as the South American duo scored to earn the Chinese Super League champions a 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners last night.

16 May 2013 - 3:38am

Guangzhou Evergrande lose but still advance in AFC Champions League

Urawa Reds players celebrate their second goal.Photo: AFP

Marcello Lippi was sent to the stands, Zhang Linpeng was shown a late red card and the Urawa Reds won 3-2, but Guangzhou Evergrande still progressed to the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Guangzhou win, but must wait to advance

China Guangzhou Evergrande's Gao Lin. Photo: AFP

Guangzhou Evergrande notched up the required win, but Marcello Lippi's team will have to wait at least another two weeks to celebrate their place in the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:13am

Lippi wary as Guangzhou Evergrande eye play-offs

Marcello Lippi, head coach of mainland side Guangzhou Evergrande. Photo: Xinhua

Guangzhou Evergrande stand on the verge of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League, but head coach Marcello Lippi is taking nothing for granted ahead of the return meeting with Thailand's Muangthong United tonight.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:22am

Evergrande hammer Muangthong 4-0 in AFC Cup

Guangzhou Evergrande's Gao Lin attempts to head in a goal during his side's match against Muangthong United. Photo: Xinhua

The win - secured thanks to a double from Dario Conca as well as goals from Muriqui and Gao Lin - puts Guangzhou two points clear of Jeonbuk Motors at the summit of group F and a further two points clear of Urawa Reds in the quest for the two berths in the next round of the competition.

4 Apr 2013 - 4:35am

Guangzhou's Muriqui roughs Diamonds in group F encounter

Guangzhou Evergrande's Muriqui (right) celebrates with teammate Gao Lin after scoring the second goal against Urawa Red Diamonds in Guangzhou's Tianhe stadium. Photo: AFP

Muriqui scored once and made a second as Guangzhou - quarterfinalists in last year's competition - scored an emphatic win over Urawa Red Diamonds at Tianhe Stadium in their group F encounter.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Guangzhou Evergrande host Urawa Reds in AFC Champions League clash

Guangzhou are expected to go into the game rusty as Marcelo Lippi seeks to integrate a number of new signings into his squad. Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese Super League champions - who retained both their league and Chinese FA Cup titles last season - reached the quarter-finals of the 2012 AFC Champions League, only to fall to two-time winners Al-Ittihad from Saudi Arabia.

26 Feb 2013 - 4:54am

Marcello Lippi rues Guangzhou Evergrande's misses against Al Ittihad

Marcello Lippi was left to rue his side's lack of luck and killer instinct in front of goal as Guangzhou Evergrande's AFC Champions League campaign came to a heartbreaking halt at the hands of Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:41am

Lippi looks for right balance against Al Ittihad

Marcello Lippi

Trailing by two goals from the first leg in Jeddah, Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi is preaching the importance of balance to his expensively assembled squad ahead of this evening's all-important AFC Champions League second leg clash with Al Ittihad.

2 Oct 2012 - 1:49am

Marcello Lippi upbeat despite Guangzhou losing 4-2 to Al Ittihad

Guangzhou's Zhi Zheng battles with Mohammed Noor. Photo: AFP

Guangzhou coach Marcello Lippi insists the big-spending club's AFC Champions League dream is not over despite a two-goal deficit from the first leg of their quarter-final.

Even for a club of apparently limitless resources, the demands of a punishing schedule are beginning to take their toll on Guangzhou Evergrande and their pursuit of continental glory.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:07am

Guangzhou Evergrande aims for AFC Champions League glory

Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi

The potential for success outweighs the pressure, says Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi, as the reigning Chinese Super League champions seek to re-write the history books starting with next week's highly anticipated AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg against Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:08am