Duan Liuyu's goal in the 14th minute and Pelle's penalty kick in the 48th minute helped Luneng establish a 2-0 lead for Shenzhen FC firstly.
The win was a relief for the German coach and the struggling defending champions as they have scored only one goal in the opening three games, which was the worst record for the capital club since the 1984-1985 season.
The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
"The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home," read a club statement.
Shanghai is scheduled to meet Beijing Guoan in the next round on Friday, and will secure the top spot going into the second phase if it could remain undefeated. Shijiazhuang will fight against Chongqing Lifan on the same day.
TOKYO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers agreed Friday on about 50 simplification measures to reduce the cost for the postponed Olympic Games.
However, apart from pride and joy, other topics are seemingly keeping the Bavarian's coach Hansi Flick's mind busy. The 55-year-old is turning his thoughts to future challenges.
Even though Hertha was on the front foot, it was the visitor who tripled the lead out of the blue in the 70th minute when Rode had time and space to curl the ball from the edge of the box into the top left corner.
ROME, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Arturo Vidal made his return to Italian Serie A as Inter Milan announced the Chilean's arrival from Barcelona on Tuesday.
"Mainz will, from now on, always be the club where players refused to follow the coach's instructions and refused to train," Schroeder added.
Buddies such as Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp speak about their relationship and have become even closer. "I never thought how much I would cross my fingers for Schalke," the 2019 Champions League winner said about the growing number of phone calls between him and the best man at his wedding.