It is also worth bearing in mind that Palace have failed to score in six of Everton's last seven visits to south London.
Shanghai is scheduled to meet Beijing Guoan in the next round on Friday, and will secure the top spot going into the second phase if it could remain undefeated. Shijiazhuang will fight against Chongqing Lifan on the same day.
Tianjin dominated the match with strong attacks from Chinese national team players Li Yingying and Wang Yuanyuan, while Hebei hardly created a threat in the first set.
The press also report that Barca have reached an agreement to allow striker Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid.
Leicester City will be without Wilfred Ndidi for 12 weeks with a groin injury and he will be an important absentee for their visit to face Manchester City, who kicked off their season with a 3-1 win away to Wolves, who visit West Ham.
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.
The Guinness Book of World Records has also recognized him as the first person to climb Mt. Qomolangma in winter without bottled oxygen in December 1987.
Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
Potential successors for Wagner don't seem to be queuing up at the outfit's headquarters, but there may well be a new coach installed if the run of defeats continues.
The KNVB called three people who were interested to be named as Koeman's successor. Frank Rijkaard said no, because he wishes to remain retired. Peter Bosz said no because he is under contract at Bayer Leverkusen and the third candidate Frank de Boer was available and said yes.
Finally, Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. Mata scored from close range and his goal was given after a VAR review, when he had looked offside. Enditem