According to some Wholesale Minnesota Wild Jersey , Alibaba's recent investment in Guangzhou Evergrande marked the death of soccer in China. An already dominant team, they argued, further bolstered by the billions of one of China's biggest firms would squash what little competition remained.
But it might not be quite that simple.
While Evergrande are poised to claim their fourth consecutive league title, the club's exit from the Asian Champions League (ACL) at the quarterfinal stage last week showed that a lack of -competition at home is hurting the club when it comes to the continental stage. -Although Guangzhou won the game 2-1, the -defending champions lost out to Australian side Western Sydney -Wanderers on the away goals rule.
Described as a "seismic shock" by -FIFA's official website Wholesale Anaheim Ducks Jersey , the signs had been there long before this tie. Coach -Marcello Lippi, banished to the stands for the -second leg after an argument with the referee during the first leg, had opted to pair fellow Italians Alessandro Diamanti and Alberto Gilardino up front, but they haven't had the same impact as the now-departed South Americans Dario Conca and Muriqui had last year.
The problem is that, with a six-point cushion at the top of the Chinese -Super League (CSL) Wholesale Arizona Coyotes Jersey , the team have rarely been forced to raise their game to another -level, and with success now being judged by Asian Champions League titles, rather than CSL ones, this season will feel like a disappointment for Evergrande fans.
That might not be a bad thing in the long run. As the recent demise of Manchester United has shown, success in soccer is never guaranteed. One of the reasons the beautiful game is so loved around the world is that a team like Stoke City can travel to Manchester City Wholesale Boston Bruins Jersey , as they did Saturday, and leave with all three points - having fully deserved to do so.
Few are predicting the sudden -demise of Guangzhou Evergrande any time soon, but they suddenly don't seem quite as fearsome as they were last -season. Underdogs can always win one-off matches, but proper investment is -needed for a club to prosper throughout the season.
With the CSL signing up multiple major partners in recent months and Evergrande attracting money from -Alibaba, the league is clearly a more attractive prospect for investors than it once was. While Guangzhou's dominance might previously have deterred some entrepreneurs from investing in others Wholesale Buffalo Sabres Jersey , this defeat might just convince some of them that there is more than one team in China.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato could be headed to Galatasaray before Monday's European transfer deadline.
But the Turkish club must meet the 24-year-old's 15 million-euro release clause for the move to go ahead, Brazilian football news portal Sambafoot reported.
Owned by Corinthians, Pato is currently on loan at Brazilian rivals Sao Paulo.
He has scored six goals and made one assist from 16 matches in Brazil's Serie A this season.
Capped 26 times for Brazil, Pato has also been linked with moves to Inter Milan Wholesale Calgary Flames Jersey , Torino and Tottenham Hotspur.
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