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CSL Preview: Guangzhou Evergrande aiming to maintain unbeaten run

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 Jun 2013

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Guangzhou Evergrande will want to extend their unbeaten start to the Chinese Super League season when they host Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

The league leaders have yet to lose in their first 13 matches, their latest triumph a 3-1 success over Qingdao Jonoon last Saturday.

Argentinian midfielder Dario Conca netted a double on that occasion and Marcello Lippi will be hoping his side can put on a show against their mid-table opposition.

Second-placed Shandong Luneng will be out to keep pace with Evergrande when they travel to face Beijing Guoan on Wednesday.

Shandong lost their last game against Jiangsu Sainty 2-1, and face another difficult contest against a team well-placed in fifth in the division.

Guizhou Renhe are another side with title aspirations, and will hope to bounce back from a disappointing 0-0 draw at Liaoning Whowin last time out.

Spanish striker Rafa Jorda has top-scored for Guizhou with a mere five goals after 13 games of the season, and they will be aiming to be more clinical going forward when they take on Hangzhou.

Jiangsu, who are seventh in the table, face a tough task if they are to build on their win at Shangdong as they welcome Qingdao.

Liaoning should be confident of boosting their AFC Champions League aspirations against Dalian Aerbin, who are coming off a 0-0 draw with Shanghai Shenhua.

Brazilian forward Edu has netted 10 goals for Liaoning and will be out to add to that tally, however, that may be easier said than done against a side whose defensive solidity belies their league position of 10th.

Shenhua travel to Changchun Yatai with the hosts, who have only scored eight goals and have yet to win this term, looking to move off the bottom.

Shanghai Shenxin welcome Wuhan Zall, with the struggling vistors out to claim only their second win and move away from the bottom two.

Tianjin Teda occupy the second and final relegation place, and they feature in one of the more high profile fixtures of the weekend, travelling to take on Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Guangzhou R&F.

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