More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
After a goalless first half, Evergrande broke the deadlock just three minutes after the break, as Ai Kesen's header took a deflection off Shan Pengfei's head to go beyond a helpless goalkeeper Xu Jiamin.
The 26-man squad also featured 11 Mexico-based players and three representatives from US Major League Soccer clubs.
China's Zhang Shuai overcame local favorite Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the third round, equaling her previous best record at Roland Garros.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv beat German side Alba Berlin 80-73 in the first round of Euroleague basketball on Thursday evening.
The Men's World Cup list features three consecutive World Championship winner Ma Long, and top-ranked Fan Zhendong, both from China, Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan, Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei and Hugo Calderano from Brazil.
However, unlike Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton started the race on soft compound tyres and had to come in to change them sooner than he would have liked, while Bottas and Verstappen were able to go much deeper into the race on their medium compound rubber.
Icardi found the target in each half thanks to two assists from French international Kylian Mbappe.
ACCRA, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- Seven Ghanaian teenage footballers who died in a road traffic accident on September 19 were laid to rest on Thursday.
"If we want to develop our leagues, we have to consider club licensing seriously. We want to help our member associations with the implementation and development of the system. Club licensing is mandatory, and CAF will supervise the implementation process," Baffoe said.