With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked on the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
Unless they can seal the return of Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, Athletic Club Bilbao will also rely on youngsters such as Jon Morcillo and Unai Vencedor and, like their neighbors, will also hope to challenge for Europe, along with Getafe, who missed out last season after fading in the final weeks.
LONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League are trying hard to find broadcast solutions for fans in China, said Richard Masters, chief executive of the English football top flight on Friday.
Marouane Fellaini (L) of Shandong Luneng attends a training session ahead of the 11th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shandong Luneng at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
"From the perspective of a 90-minute game, it is reasonable for Guoan to seal the victory. I still want to praise all the team members because they showed high morale on the pitch," said Teda head coach Wang Baoshan.
In the Chengdu division, Beijing BSU, ranked eighth last season, edged off the Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 1-0. In the Jiangsu Derby, Taizhou Yuanda defeated Suzhou Dongwu 1-0.
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
Club under-20 coach Dyego Coelho will manage the first team on an interim basis, starting with a clash against Fluminense at Rio's Maracana stadium on Sunday, the statement said.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
Zverev completed a stunning comeback in his semifinal, rallying past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final while Thiem dug deep and displayed his trademark fighting spirit to outlast third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).
Most Chinese internationals are expected to participate in the tournament with all the games to be played behind closed doors.