In other action, Hebei and Tianjin lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
Amadou Haidara (L) of Leipzig controls the ball under the defense from Karim Onisiwo of Mainz during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1.FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 20, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
The third goal took the wind out of Mainz' sails as Zentner had his hands full of work. Dani Olmo should have made it 4-1 but Zentner denied him at the hour mark.
In the 68th minute, Shenhua new signing Fidel Martinez got off the bench and made his debut in the CSL.
Leandro Martinez gave the hosts hope by combining with Cristian Colman and beating goalkeeper Cesar at his near post after some sloppy Flamengo defending.
Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner had to be on guard to defuse Dani Olmo's effort in the 4th minute before Marcel Halstenberg headed just wide from a promising position four minutes later.
Mainz were unable to put up resistance but were lucky enough that Forsberg rattled only the woodwork in the 31st minute and Angelino hit the side netting from tight angle before the half time.
The 28-year-old will travel to Sao Paulo to undergo a medical on Wednesday after the clubs agreed to financial terms, the Globo Esporte news outlet said on Tuesday.
The players are due to be tested again on Monday before a decision was made about their availability for the match.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Canadian star Bianca Andreescu has announced that she will not compete in the remainder of the 2020 season and will instead spend the rest of the year concentrating on her "health and training", local media reported on Wednesday.
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Better City edged Taizhou Yuanda 2-1 on Sunday to pocket their third straight win in China League One, the second-tier football league in China.