The extra cost of the Chinese Super League due to the coronavirus

Jiansu Suning dethroned Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande last Thursday and was proclaimed champion of the Chinese Super League for the first time in its history by winning the second game of the final 2-1 after the first ended with a 0-0 draw. “What would have happened if Jiansu Suning had signed Bale last summer?” they wonder on Titan.

The Chinese Super League it resumed on July 26 after being suspended for the coronavirus. Two groups of eight were established that disputed door closed its fourteen matches in those venues. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, players, coaching staff and referees had to remain confined in a closed area -they could only move between hotels, training grounds and parts of the stadiums- until September 28, when the first phase of the league ended. The president of the Chinese Football Association, Chen Yuxan, said that all these measures have been a surcharge of 200 million yuan (about 26 million euros).

Other expenses were those that were included in games for the stadium and on game days, because several were transferred to South Korea. More than 23,000 tests were conducted in the first half of the season before the teams progressed to the relegation or championship groups for the second stage.