In the 14th minute, Chongqing striker Feng Jin was knocked down by Shanghai defender Zhang Wei when he tried to make a breakthrough from the left side. Feng was rewarded with a penalty at first, but the referee decided to give Zhang a red card instead after checking the VAR.
Some fans and pundits fear Flick could soon be fed up with his side's strategy to avoid costly transfers and follow what many call a healthy spending policy.
Monday's first game saw Fulham outclassed at home by Aston Villa. The side that won promotion to the top-flight two seasons ago, outplayed the team that did the same last season with goals from Jack Grealish after four minutes, Conor Hourihane 11 minutes later and Tyrone Mings three minutes after the break.
The two sides were locked in a stalemate at the beginning of the third set but after reaching a tie of five, Shanghai scored six in a row and finally won the third 25-19 to reach the semifinals.
The 16-team CSL was split into two groups respectively in Dalian and Suzhou. Both groups will play 14 rounds in the first phase, which is to end next Monday.
PARIS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal, who is seeking his record 13th title at Roland Garros, eased through the first round with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday.
"Our most urgent task is to give the team a sense of achievement again as quickly as possible. I am convinced of the quality of our squad," said Baum.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Ecuador's Delfin won 3-0 at home to Defensa y Justicia. Enditem
Brazil's Gremio also secured their place in the tournament's next phase on Tuesday, with a 2-0 home win over Chilean side Universidad Catolica. Pepe and Antonio Rodrigues were on the scoresheet for the Porto Alegre outfit.
Diaz is a stylish right-sided defender, who is comfortable on the ball and should complement the left-footed Aymeric Laporte in the Manchester City defense. He already has international experience after forming part of the 2018 Portugal World Cup squad.
Beijing's Qi Yu stepped up by contributing a game-high 19 points, including seven in the opening period.