J. League

Beijing Guoan's win over J. League champions caps unbeaten Asian Champions League week

Beijing Guoan won 2-1 over Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing Guoan capped a successful week's work in the AFC Champions League for Chinese clubs last night with a 2-1 win over J.League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima that leaves the Japanese side in danger of an early exit from the competition.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 8:03am

Evergrande focus on CSL after stalemate in Japan

Halfway through the group stages of the AFC Champions League, Lee Jang-soo knows his Guangzhou Evergrande team still have work to do if they want to reach the knockout phase in their debut season in the continental championship.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Guangzhou make home-ground debut in Asian tournament

Guangzhou Evergrande will host Thailand's Buriram United tonight as the Chinese Super League champions look to fly the flag for China in the Asian Champions League competition. Lee Jang-soo's team made an emphatic start to the competition two weeks ago when they handed South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors, runners-up in last year's tournament, a 5-1 thrashing away from home.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ljungberg blow for HK showpiece

Asian Challenge Cup organisers South China last night put pressure on Shimizu S-Pulse to bring former Sweden international Freddie Ljungberg to Hong Kong for next week's tournament.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Caroliners win in shoot-out drama

South China coach Casemiro Mior can smile again. Just 48 hours after trudging off the pitch in the Lunar New Year Cup wondering why the Hong Kong League XI never win a penalty shoot-out, the Brazilian stood proud at Hong Kong Stadium.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Play ball

Yokohama Marinos goalkeeper Iikura Hiroki gets in some last-minute practice ahead of the J.League side's friendly against South China at Hong Kong Stadium tonight.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Blown away

Tokyo: The promotion race in Japanese soccer's Second Division was brought to a temporary halt - because of the threat of a volcanic eruption. J.League officials called off second-placed Consadole Sapporo's next two home games with Mount Usu looking set to blow its top again after erupting for the first time in 22 years last Friday.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Security lax for first leg

Security is expected to be lax for tomorrow's Asian Cup Winners' Cup first leg quarter-final clash between South China and Grampus Eight as local officials expect a small crowd of only a few hundred.

Grampus Eight officials anticipate a crowd of only 500 for the match - in stark contrast to the 30,000 expected for the return leg clash at the Hong Kong Stadium on October 22.

8 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Vietnam looking for revenge in Tiger Cup semis

TIGER CUP VIETNAM will be looking to avenge their defeat in the final of the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games when they take on Thailand tonight in the Tiger Cup semi-final in Singapore.

Vietnam, under German coach Karl-Heinz Weigang, were surprise finalists at the SEA Games in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last December but were well beaten by the hosts in the gold medal match.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ossie has finger on the Pulse

JAPAN OSSIE Ardiles has steered his Japanese club, Shimizu S-Pulse, into the semi-finals of the J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup.

Ardiles, a World Cup-winning midfielder with Argentina in 1978 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur, is in his first season in Japan after losing his club coaching job in Mexico earlier this year.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Ilhwa look to keep silverware

SOUTH KOREA WHEN it comes to listing champion clubs of Europe, the names roll off the tongue.

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam, AC Milan, Manchester United, Celtic, Barcelona, Juventus, etc, etc.

24 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Velappan puts faith in golden goal method

Asia's top football official has defended the 'golden goal' rule which came under fire from FIFA and UEFA officials.

9 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Two-phase league to stay

THE Hong Kong First Division will continue to adopt the J.League-style format next season after figures showed a significant increase in match attendances this season.

28 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

US League appeals to fading world stars, says Massaro

FORMER AC Milan striker Daniele Massaro said yesterday the new US professional league would become as popular as the J.League for fading international stars.

Massaro, who has been playing with J.League side Shimizu S-Pulse since last July, said he might follow in the footsteps of his former teammate Roberto Donadoni, who has signed with the New York Metro Stars.

9 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

AFC to tackle attitude problem

THE Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are to hold talks with the Japan Football Association (JFA) in a bid to resolve the 'attitude' problem of J.League clubs towards Asian club competitions.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am