Guangzhou Evergrande began the defence of their Chinese Super League (CSL) title with a 2-0 victory against Shanghai Shenhua as the delayed 2020 campaign
revamped due to the Covid-19 pandemic, finally kicked off over the weekend
Shenzhen FC defeated Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Guangzhou R&F 3-0 on Sunday to climb above Evergrande on
goal difference in the league’s Dalian hub in northeast China.
In the Suzhou hub near Shanghai, Wuhan Zall – hailing from the city where the novel coronavirus first emerged last year
received a guard of honour before beating promoted Qingdao Huanghai 2-0.
An own goal by defender Yaki Yen and Liu Yun’s strike in the second half sealed the win for Wuhan,
who had travelled to Cadiz in Spain for a pre-season tour on January 29 and stayed there for several weeks as the virus spread rapidl