"We have been plagued with injuries during the first stage but grappled with reality," Said Shenhua coach Choi Kang-Hee. "We'll do our best next round."
The 2016 French Open winner said at a press conference on his arrival in Paris that he would "make sure not to make the mistake twice."
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem extended his winning streak to nine matches as the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist saw off American qualifier Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 22 minutes.
The ruling was handed down just 10 minutes before the scheduled kickoff at Palmeiras' Allianz Parque in Sao Paolo. The game eventually started more than 20 minutes late, with Flamengo fielding only four regular first-team players.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
The transfer window closes on October 5 and Koeman admitted he would like to see another central defender arrive before then.
"We haven't played an official game for a long time, so players were kind of excited, and we transferred a lot of positive energy on the court," Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca noted.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
The second half saw more frequent attacks and stronger defense from Shenzhen, who however had more shoots but less hit rate. With the advantage that Suning's defender Zhang Boyu was send off for a foul in the 62nd minute, Shenzhen still failed to equalize. Enditem
ASUNCION, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Santos rallied from a goal down to win 3-2 at Olimpia and secure a berth in the Copa Libertadores knockout phase on Thursday.
Standing 1.93m tall, Yang was a consistent threat in the paint, improving Shandong's halftime lead to 27 points.