China PR will hope that the impetus provided by Guangzhou Evergrande's breakthrough AFC Champions League win last weekend will extend to the national team as they attempt to revive a stuttering AFC Asian Cup campaign.
FIFA.com reflects on a hugely impressive Chinese Super League campaign by Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande, and highlights the stars that have emerged over the course of the season.
Guangzhou Evergrande have claimed their third consecutive Chinese Super League crown after a 4-2 win over Shandong Lueng for Marcello Lippi's men clinched the title with four matches remaining.
FIFA.com previews the first clash between experienced managers Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcelo Lippi in over a decade, with city rivals Guangzhou R&F and Guangzhou Evergrande facing off this weekend.
High-profile Guangzhou Evergrande have been a revelation in the Chinese league over recent seasons, with Marcello Lippi’s side firmly on course to conquer Asia for the first time.
FIFA.com previews matchday 5 of the AFC Champions League this week where several teams will look to secure early passage into the Round of 16, including Guangzhou Evergrande, Al Gharafa and Kashiwa Reysol.