In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC edged Changchun Yatai 1-0, Nantong Zhiyun held a 1-1 draw with Sichuan Jiuniu, and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard tied with Heilongjiang Lava Spring 0-0. Enditem
Hertha's head coach Bruno Labbadia made changes and fielded Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Arne Maie and Jhon Cordoba after the restart.
Players such as new arrival Gonzalo Paciencia are trying to spread optimism and are counting on football's unwritten laws.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season and the top four in each group will advance into the Final Group A for the championship race.
Seventh-placed Marseille needed a late header from substitute Valere Germain to clinch a 1-1 home draw with Lille in the latest match of the day. Brazilian forward Luiz Araujo helped Lille take the lead at the start of the second half and could have doubled it when his effort hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
A few weeks ago, Union Berlin striker Sebastian Polter was suspended following a corona-based wage dispute.
"You just learn how to deal with the situations that you're in. Obviously I've been in immense pressure situations. I've had people on the pitch whistling in the stadium to me."
"You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore."
James, 29, has also sparkled in his first two matches in the Premier League following his move from Real Madrid.
After that, control of the game was taken by the Austrians, and in the 16th minute Maccabi's defender Eitan Tibi saved a sure goal from the line, after a shot by Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
Sport have secured three wins and a draw from their past five matches and are now 10th in the standings with 14 points, trailing Fluminense on goal difference.