Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua
Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
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The East Stand by Jonathan White

Chinese Super League: Rafa Benitez off to winning start as Arnautovic and El Shaarawy head to Shanghai

  • Dalian Yifang win first game under the Spaniard with Yannick Carrasco among the scorers
  • Yaya Toure’s first game for Qingdao Huanghai sees 21,000 turn up in second tier

Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua
Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez during the Chinese Super League win over Henan Jianye. Photo: Xinhua
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.