Shenhua's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by the Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
Italian full-back Alessandro Florenzi, who has just arrived in Paris on a one-year loan from Serie A side Roma, could also cap for Tuchel's side in Sunday's match,
Huanghai did not cut the deficit until the 85th minute. Thanks to Wang Wei's assist from the left side of the box, Romain Alessandrini pulled one back with a bicycle kick. Enditem
Villarreal are expected to do well this season after signing Unai Emery as coach, but fell behind to a second minute goal from former Girona defender Pablo Maffeo and it was not until Gerard Moreno's 68th minute penalty that the home side drew level in a 1-1 draw.
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
"A warm welcome to Gonzalo Higuain, a world class striker and champion," Mas said in a message that accompanied the photo.
Xinjiang bowed out from the semifinals last season due to frail backcourt rotation. Both Yu and Wu will be expected to provide leadership and make up Xinjiang's outside defense.
"We have also made contact with COC to benefit from the expertise of the developers of Chinese pharmaceutical companies to see and learn about the progress there. These will of course not only influence hopefully the preparations for Tokyo, but also for Beijing," Bach added.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium will be put into service on Tuesday, constructor Shanghai Juss Sports Group announced on Monday.
NAIROBI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The annual Kenya Golf Open tournament has been rescheduled for next year, organizers announced on Thursday.