Football team on a feng shui roll

Central Station | 11 Aug 2017

A superstitious top-tier mainland football team repainted its whole stadium gold to bring better luck following a dismal run - and this week duly celebrated a fifth big home win on the bounce.

Guangzhou R&F last month took the drastic action believing that gold made for better feng shui than blue, the color of the Chinese Super League club's strip, badge and originally its home ground too.

It followed a rotten sequence of just one home win in four months. But since repainting the 20,000-capacity Yuexiushan Stadium in mid-July, the team's fortunes have dramatically reversed.

On Wednesday they beat Fabio Capello's big-spending Jiangsu Suning 4-2 at home to climb to third in the CSL and make it four home wins on the trot, scoring 18 goals in the process.

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