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2018/2019 Season

5 Jiangsu Suni 8 6 5 30
6 Shanghai Sh. 7 5 7 26
7 Tianjin Teda 7 5 7 26
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Zhang Li given six-game ban for 'causing chaos' in Demba Ba clash

The Chinese football authorities have banned Changchun Yatai's Zhang Li for six games after he was found guilty of "causing chaos" during an altercation with ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba in the Chinese Super League last weekend.

Zhang was also fined 42,000 yuan (£4,800) after the Chinese Football Association ruled that the midfielder had "interfered with the order of the game and caused chaos that had a negative effect for the public" during Changchun's 1-1 draw with Shanghai Shenhua.


Shanghai Shenhua condemn alleged racism towards Demba Ba vs. Changchun Yatai

Shanghai Shenhua have alleged that star striker Demba Ba was the subject of racist remarks during a Chinese Super League match on Saturday night. 

Late in the 1-1 draw with Changchun Yatai, the former Senegal international collided with Tan Tiancheng and then became visibly angry at apparent comments from Changchun midfielder Zhang Li.

"We had an unpleasant incident in the game," Shanghai coach Wu Jingui told reporters. "Demba Ba was very angry.

"Later, I learned that a Yatai player used insulting...

Shanghai Shenhua apologise after losing to minnows in Chinese FA Cup

Wu Jingui
Shanghai Shenhua head coach Wu Jingui.

Defending Chinese FA Cup champions Shanghai Shenhua were forced to issue a public apology on Wednesday evening after they were knocked out of this year's competition by third tier side Nantong Zhiyun.

Shenhua threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 and exit the competition in the fourth round, when Chinese Super League sides enter the competition, and comes just five months after winning the title for the first time since 1998.

"For the last two games, the team has had problems both in attack and...

Shanghai Shenhua out of Asian Champions League, Guangzhou still need point

Wu Jingui and Shanghai Shenhua suffered a frustrating night.

Shanghai Shenhua crashed out of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, while Guangzhou Evergrande must wait another two weeks for a chance to confirm their place in the knockout rounds on a frustrating night for Chinese clubs.

Shenhua lost a two-goal lead as they drew 2-2 with Kashima Antlers, with the result meaning Wu Jingui's side cannot advance to the next phase.

Giovanni Moreno put Shenhua in front from the penalty spot in the 13th minute after Obafemi Martins had been fouled, and Mao Jianqing...