In the game against Guoan, SIPG captain Hulk netted the winning penalty in the 44th minute after Li Ke handled in the box.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ronald Koeman era kicks off at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night when FC Barcelona entertain Villarreal in their first league game of the season.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs.
Wagner is putting a brave face on everything and is optimistic about sparking a successful turnaround despite reports he has already lost his players' trust.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth positions of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16 to December 12.
Dominic Calvert-Lewis hit a hat-trick as Everton also made it two wins from two games with a 5-2 thrashing of newly promoted West Brom, who have now lost twice and conceded eight times on their return to the top-flight.
Wander Helder scored twice for Leeds and Aleksander Mitrovic scored twice for the home side, who fought back from 4-1 down to give Leeds a nervy last 25 minutes.
With only two rounds left after Monday's matches, Shenhua now have a one-point advantage over Shenzhen and Guangzhou R&F, who both gained 14 points on the table, temporarily holding the Dalian division's last ticket to enter the 2020 CSL's title race zone.
Diego Martinez's side kicked off with a 2-0 win at home to Athletic Club, won 4-0 away in Albania in the Europa League qualifying round and then defeated Alaves this Sunday.
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
World number 12 Ding shared the opening four frames with Mark Allen, but took the following three in a row to seal a 5-2 win.