36 minutes | Jul 5th 2019

Benitez arrives, Shenhua plummet and ACL sides soar: s3e25

We welcome Rafa Benitez to the CSL amid some confusion at what exactly Dalian can hope to achieve, and whether the last couple of managers have really done such a bad job. The confusion continues with the pod's bafflement and despair at Zhou Jun's return to Shenhua, and some listener questions to salt Shenhua wounds.One manager who shouldn't be under pressure is Roger Schmidt - but why are Guoan fans getting nervy about their table-topping side, and do our pundits share the concerns? There's some acknowledgement for Jordi Cryuff at Chongqing, and further confusion at the latest naturalization news.To keep the focus on football, we salute both Chinese sides who made it into the quarter finals of the AFC Champions League - with a eulogy for Shandong's hopes thrown into the mix - and look forward to some tantalizing ties and the prospect of an all-China semi-final.
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