Ruichang Biyuan edged Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to rank second in the table, while the third-placed Hunan Hualai also enjoyed a convincing victory, beating Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
In the other game, Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
The enamel Zun also features the designs of the "Bird's Nest", which staged the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics, the Temple of Heaven and the Dajingmen in Zhangjiakou, one of the four major passes in the Great Wall.
Suning went back on level terms in the 26th minute as Alex Teixeira nodded down for Ivan Santini to whip in.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
Inside the venue for swimming and diving, Tian Youli is shoveling concrete with sweat dripping down his face.
Leicester City were last season's surprise package with their fifth place finish and the challenge for coach Brendan Rodgers will be to get near repeating that, and to get close he needs Jamie Vardy to keep hammering home the goals.
Both sides had one player down in the dying minute as Luneng's Dai Lin was sent off due to an awful tackle after Evergrande's Luo Guofu saw red for stamping.
Two minutes later, Bremen eventually broke the deadlock after Ludwig Augustinsson's pinpoint cross to the far post found Joshua Sargent, who made no mistake to head home into the top left corner.
La Liga kicked off on Saturday with a 0-0 draw between Eibar and Celta, before Yangel Herrera and Luis Milla gave Granada a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club and Osasuna won 2-0 away at newly promoted Cadiz with goals from Adrian Lopez and Ruben Suarez. Enditem