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.
When winning his fourth trophy, the game against the Spaniards delivered convincing arguments to back his demand for new signings to make his squad strong enough to defend as many of the trophies as possible.
Shenhua now ranks fourth with 18 points in Group A, and a victory in the last round will send it to the Final Group A of next stage, while R&F is certain to drop into the Final Group B. Enditem
Despite an 83.40m performance from Bulgaria's Mark Slavov, Mardare responded with 83.60m with his fourth attempt.
"This is a new level of escalation," team manager Rouven Schroeder commented after coach Achim Beierlorzer unsuccessfully asked the team to start training.
Having lost cornerstones such as Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Javi Martinez (Bilbao), and Philippe Coutinho (Everton), Flick intends to update its midfield options.
Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner had to be on guard to defuse Dani Olmo's effort in the 4th minute before Marcel Halstenberg headed just wide from a promising position four minutes later.
Omar Al Soma (R, front) of Al Ahli Saudi FC vies with Farshid Esmaeili(L, front) of Esteghlal FC during the AFC Asian Champions League group A football match between Esteghlal FC of Iran and Al Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
The Bavarian head of state Markus Soeder asked Bayern fans not to travel and instead to stay at home. "The Supercup is an exciting game, but it's not the most important one," the politician said after Hungary reported an incidence rate of up to 1.20.
It is also worth bearing in mind that Palace have failed to score in six of Everton's last seven visits to south London.
Chinese naturalized player Ai Kesen, known as Elkeson in Brazil, put the Guangzhou side 1-0 ahead in the 14th minute with a penalty kick.