"We showed our character," Jiangsu coach Ding Tie said. "But after some young players substituted in, the level of our defense went down."
In addition, the quality of the 10 member teams means there are no easy games for anyone; the region boasts four national sides in FIFA's current top 10 and seven in the top 25.
There will be tension in Vitoria as Alaves looks to improve on a poor start that has brought just one point in four games under new coach Pablo Machin. They entertain Athletic Bilbao, who produced a dreadful display to lose 1-0 to a newly-promoted Cadiz side that played with nine men for almost 30 minutes on Thursday.
Ruben Dias made his debut for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's team still needs to improve in defense to have any chance of battling for the title.
In another game on Sunday, Beijing moved past Daqing 87-50. Enditem
Shanxi and Henan played out a close game, although Shanxi ultimately won 76-70. Shanxi led the game by 9 points after the first half, but Henan did very well to surpass Shanxi in the third quarter.
The ITTF has announced the #RESTART event series, including the Women's World Cup, Men's World Cup and Finals, all scheduled to be staged in China in November.
In the match between Jiangsu Suning and Beijing BG Development, Zhai Qingwei's long-range shot in the 29th minute helped Jiangsu defeat Beijing 1-0.
SYDNEY, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre is set to leave the A-league after the club announced it had accepted a lucrative offer to loan the frontman to an overseas club on Wednesday.
Bayern took the lead twice, but Hertha never gave up and rallied back before Lewandowski's fourth goal of the game secured all three points at home.
In the Changzhou division, Tan Long scored a hat trick to propel Changchun Yatai to a 4-1 victory against Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.