Tianjin coach Liu Hao admitted as a young team, his side have a gap to Shanghai in terms of skill.
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.
"In terms of where we are competition-wise, the objective at the end of the day is to measure our standard to the South African standard and see if we can meet it. We are not oblivious though, we have included six of our foreign-based players. They will bring in more drive and experience to add to that of our local players," he concluded.
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left frustrated as the club failed to complete deals to bring central defender Alex Garcia and forward Memphis Depay to the club from Manchester City and Olympique Lyon respectively.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang, one of the title contenders over the current campaign. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
Ben Chilwell's Chelsea debut could hardly have gone better as he scored the first goal of the game on 50 minutes before giving an assist for Kurt Zouma to score Chelsea's second of their 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace 16 minutes later.
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.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg and Augsburg shared the spoils after playing out a goalless stalemate. Enditem
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
"The absence of an important player like Cavani will always be felt but we have to be aware that we have players who are at a very good level in Europe. I'm sure that they will show the manager that they are ready," Suarez said upon his arrival at Montevideo's Carrasco international airport late on Monday.
TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team will play a friendly match with Uzbekistan on Thursday, local media reported on Monday.