Video: Gervinho scores ridiculous solo goal for Hebei China Fortune

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If anyone had any doubts about the quality of the Chinese Super League, they've all just been confirmed by Gervinho. 

The former Arsenal forward scored an impressive solo goal for his new club Hebai China Fortune in a 2-0 win over Beijing Guoan, but it has to be said he had a little help along the way thanks to some pretty awful defending.  

It's fair to say Gervinho is finding life in China a little easier than he did in the Premier League, where he found the back of the net just 9 times in 46 appearances for the Gunners. 


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The goal 

We can't remember him scoring too many stunners against Manchester United or Chelsea. 

Then again, it's no wonder he and his team-mates, who include former Paris Saint-Germain sensation Ezequiel Lavezzi and ex-Chelsea man Gael Kakuta, have swapped the intensity of the European leagues for the chance to score goals like this: 

Absolutely ridiculous. Full marks to Gervinho, though, for taking advantage.

Incidentally, John Terry has just turned down a move to Guangzhou Evergrande, who are managed by his old boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. Maybe it's because he'd be associated with defending like that. 

Familiar faces 

The Chinese Super League has some way to go if they want to prove that the players are definitely taking the competition seriously and aren't just there for the money. 

Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, and Nicolas Anelka have all played in China in recent years, with former England boss Sven Goran-Eriksson also leading Shanghai SIPG. 

It might be worth a watch for the famous names and familiar faces. And there's a good chance of more crazy goals like the one Gervinho just scored. 

Will the Chinese Super League become a major force? Have your say in the comments. 

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