The outbreak follows Flamengo's week-long trip to Ecuador for a Copa Libertadores double-header against Independiente del Valle and Barcelona SC.
Stoppila Sunzu pulled one back for Shijiazhuang shortly after the interval. But Mierzejewski restored Chongqing's two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute and completed his hat-trick with a penalty to seal a 4-1 win.
Pellegrini has had a perfect start to life at the club with two wins from two games and with Betis looking a lot harder to score against than last season.
The "Bulls" staged a powerful start on home turf and pressed the "Nullfunfer" onto the back foot.
In Sunday's only other fixture, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to stay in touch with leaders Atletico Mineiro after a 1-0 defeat at Coritiba. Robson Fernandes struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the national team of the Netherlands, the Dutch football association KNVB announced on Wednesday.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
Authorized by the UCI, the Tour of Guangxi was first launched in 2017 and is a top ranking race organized by Chinese Cycling Association, the local government and China's Wanda Group. Enditem
For over an hour, Sevilla managed to close the gaps in midfield and slow down Bayern's two-man driving force of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
TOKYO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers agreed Friday on about 50 simplification measures to reduce the cost for the postponed Olympic Games.
Chengdu broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute with a low drive from Serbian forward Nikola Djurdjic at close range to make it 1-0.