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Football: Atletico take third despite Ronaldinho red card

Atletico Mineiro had Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho sent-off but still struck in the last minute to snatch third place at the Club World Cup with a 3-2 win over Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday. Ronaldinho had pulled his team level at 2-2 in the dying moments of the first half with his second spectacular free-kick of the tournament. But the 33-year-old World Cup winner was then red-carded in the 87th minute for a foul on Zhao Xuri.

Football: Lippi's Guangzhou raise the bar in Asia

Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande have put Chinese football back on the map but off-field scandal remains the big problem for the Asian game with match-fixing syndicates proving tough to crack. Guangzhou ended China's long wait for an Asian title in style as they swept through the AFC Champions League's closing stages before edging a tight, two-legged final against FC Seoul.

Football: Guangzhou down Al Ahly to set up Bayern clash

China's Guangzhou Evergrande set-up a mouthwatering Club World Cup semi-final against European champions Bayern Munich on Saturday after seeing off Egypt's Al Ahly 2-0. Brazilian midfielder Elkeson and Argentina's Dario Conca grabbed second half goals for the Asian champions in their quarter-final tie. Elkeson opened the scoring in the 49th minute, slotting the ball home after Brazilian compatriot Muriqui's shot had come off the post. Muriqui then missed a chance to add a second moments later but sent his shot just wide.

Football: Guangzhou down Al Ahly to set up Bayern clash

China's Guangzhou Evergrande set-up a mouthwatering Club World Cup semi-final against European champions Bayern Munich on Saturday after seeing off Egypt's Al Ahly 2-0. Brazilian midfielder Elkeson and Argentina's Dario Conca grabbed second half goals for the Asian champions in their quarter-final tie. Elkeson opened the scoring in the 49th minute, slotting the ball home after Brazilian compatriot Muriqui's shot had come off the post. Muriqui then missed a chance to add a second moments later but sent his shot just wide.

Football: Club World Cup results

Club World Cup results on Saturday: Quarter-finals Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN) 2 (Elkeson 49, Conca 67) Al Ahly (EGY) 0 Playing later Raja Casablanca (MAR) v Monterrey (MEX) afp

Football: Conca says Guangzhou can be world champions

Talismanic midfielder Dario Conca has insisted Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande have the confidence to win the Club World Cup as he aims to leave the team on a high. The departing Argentine inspired Guangzhou to victory in Asia's Champions League and he believes they can go one better at the intercontinental tournament in Morocco which started on Wednesday. The Asian and Chinese title-holders play Egypt's Al Ahly in Agadir on Saturday with the winner facing the daunting task of a semi-final against European powerhouses Bayern Munich.

Guangzhou Evergrande takes on Jeonbuk again in 2014 ACL group stage

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 10 (Xinhua)-- Guangzhou Evergrande will meet South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors for the third consecutive year in Asian Football Association (AFC) Champions League group stage as the Chinese giants seek to defend their title in 2014. The defending champions were drawn into Group G at the 2014 AFC Champions League (ACL) group stage draw made here on Tuesday. Neither Jeonbuk nor the other two teams in the group - a qualifier winner and the undecided Japanese knock-out cup champion are expected to pose threats to the Chinese side.

(Sports) Guangzhou Evergrande takes on Jeonbuk again in 2014 AFC champions league

(Sports) Guangzhou Evergrande takes on Jeonbuk again in 2014 AFC champions league KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande will meet South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors for the third consecutive year in 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC)'s elite champions league group stage as the Chinese giant seeks to defend its Asian football club title.

Guangzhou Evergrande 2 Guizhou Renhe 1 - CFA Cup final second leg

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Following is the result of the Chinese FA Cup final second leg here on Saturday: Guangzhou Evergrande 2 (Feng Junyan 59, Conca 61) Guizhou Renhe 1 (Yu Hai 27) First leg played on Dec. 1 Guizhou Renhe 2 (Yu Hai 51, 67) Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Guizhou Renhe won 3-2 on aggregate to take their first-ever Chinese FA Cup title

Yu Hai scores triple to help Guizhou Renhe win Chinese FA Cup

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Left winger Yu Hai scored three times in the two-leg Chinese FA Cup final to help Guizhou Renhe, the fourth finisher of the Chinese Super League, upset invincible-looking Guangzhou Evergrande 3-2 on aggregate to take the club's first-ever trophy here on Saturday. Evergrande, boasting the glories of triple top flight winners, the defending champions of the FA Cup, and even the AFC Champions League titlists, rallied to beat Renhe 2-1 at home today, but their first leg 2-0 loss made them concede the title.
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