Although Shenzhen FC's Gao Lin managed to pull one back in the 63rd minute by seizing the spot-kick, the Shandong based club still successfully took three points, ending their four-round winless run and allowing them to temporarily upgrade to second place.
The visitors caught a bright start to the second half though as Robin Quaison's perfectly timed through ball allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to halve the deficit against the run of the game in the 48th minute.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Shenhua and Jiangsu Suning played out a 0-0 stalemate in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.
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The Guinness Book of World Records has also recognized him as the first person to climb Mt. Qomolangma in winter without bottled oxygen in December 1987.
In a battle of former French Open champions, Romania's Halep beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the women's final.
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Schwartzman, who ousted Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the other semifinal.
The weekend now kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with Alaves looking for their first point of the season when they entertain an always complicated Getafe, who are coached by former Alaves boss Jose Bordalas.
Viera bagged his second with a stunning free kick in the 56th minute, before Cedric Bakambu added the fifth in the 85th minute.
Granada continue their 100 percent start to the season that has seen them win two league games and qualify for the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Goals from Roberto Soldado and Darwin Machis gave Granada a 2-1 win at home to Alaves, whose goal was scored by Joselu.