Guangzhou Evergrande claim seventh straight Chinese Super League title

Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese Super League (CSL) for the seventh time in a row as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side thrashed Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng 5-1 in Sunday match.

With two league games remaining, this victory gave Evergrande a nine-point lead over second-placed Shanghai SIPG, who went down 2-1 to Guangzhou R&F on the same day.

It has been Scolari’s third successive title since replacing Fabio Cannavaro in 2015, although the former World Cup winner is expected to leave the club when his contract expires in November.

Evergrande made a rapid start to the game thanks to two goals from Gao Lin and Alan Carvalho inside 17 minutes.

The visitors pulled a goal back through the first half but Ricardo Goulart widened the deficit with a header in the 52nd minute.

Yu Hanchao found the net 25 minutes later, before substitute Muriqui secured the victory for Evergrande in the injury time.