In the northeastern city of Fortaleza, Flamengo's seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Ceara. Luiz Otavio netted with a 50th minute header following a corner before Charles Rigon struck with a low finish six minutes later after another set piece.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
Things went from bad to worse for the capital club, as Suleiman Abdullahi shrugged off Berlin defender Niklas Stark to put the result beyond doubt after nutmegging Schwolow from a tight angle for the 5-3 lead in the 75th minute.
A PP Sports source told Xinhua they paid 50 percent of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
Fernandinho created the third goal of Chongqing six minutes later, breaking the rivals solid defense as a left-winger and helping Mierzejewski fire in close range through an accurate low pass.
As the participants have not taken football training in the first half of the year, all of them are excited at taking part in the tournament and have prepared for nearly two months before it gets started.
Siegemund/Zvonareva, who had never played together prior to this event, had total control over the match and defeated Melichar of the United States and Xu of China 6-4, 6-4 in 79 minutes.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
URUMQI, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese national team player Kyranbek Makan has signed for Shanghai Sharks, ending a glorious 11-year run with Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
That meant the first goal of the new season was scored by Granada midfielder Yangel Herrera, who was unmarked when he scored the opener in his side's 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club Bilbao in the 49th minute, four minutes before Luis Milla doubled Granada's lead with a shot from outside the area.