The latest news from Guangzhou Evergrande
The Chinese Super League (CSL) is in the throes of the most closely contested title race in its history with just three points separating the top four as they approach the home straight.
Barcelona fans were delighted that he left and at Tottenham Hotspur they called him lazy, but Brazil's Paulinho is on a punishing run of matches that has earned him the nickname "Iron Man" in China.
Medics tried to kick open a jammed ambulance door while a badly hurt Chinese footballer lay prone on the pitch for several minutes, fighting for breath.
Anderson Talisca revelled in a "wonderful start" after the Brazilian hit a dazzling debut hat-trick for Guangzhou Evergrande as they try to resurrect their challenge for an eighth straight Chinese Super League crown.
Paulinho's time at Barcelona lasted just less than a year. The Brazilian midfielder is returning to Guangzhou Evergrande for €50m, more than he cost Barca just a year ago.
Paulinho is returning to the Chinese Super League just a year after departing. Guangzhou Evergrande have confirmed that the midfielder has joined the club after a season at Barcelona.
Barcelona posted a message on Chinese social network 'Weibo', where they confirmed that Paulinho would return to Guangzhou Evergrande, but then quickly deleted it.
Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Benfica playmaker Anderson Talisca on a six-month loan deal, ending speculation of a move to Manchester United.
Fabio Cannavaro suffered heartache at the hands of former employers Tianjin Quanjian, who end Guangzhou Evergrande's Champions League bid.
Alexandre Pato scored one and was instrumental in the other as Tianjin Quanjian beat two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande on away goals to reach the Asian Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Guangzhou Evergrande have docked the pay of five backroom staff for "damaging the club brand", after defender Zhang Linpeng was forced to wear another player's shirt with the name and number covered by yellow tape.