The league debut comes after another difficult week, which followed a complicated summer in the wake of Barca's 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. That defeat saw Quique Setien sacked as coach and replaced by Koeman and led to a clear out of the dressing room, which has so far seen Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Arthur Melo, Nelson Semedo and Luis Suarez all leave the club.
With the win, Chongqing pocketed five straight wins to rank third with 21 points, while Shijiazhuang dropped to the fifth with 17 points, four points behind the fourth-placed Hebei China Fortune, and had no chance to enter the top four with only one game left in the division. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen FC dropped from the top-four of the Chinese Super League (CSL) Dalian division after losing to Shandong Luneng 2-1, while Shanghai Shenhua took Shenzhen's former position by drawing Jiangsu Suning 0-0 on Monday.
Alessandrini converted a penalty in the 57th after his teammate Zhou Junchen was fouled by Teda defender Qian Yumiao. The Frenchman then doubled in the 89th minute to seal the win for Huanghai.
The most familiar and important event to be affected will be the traditional ceremonies in the athletes' village to mark the arrival of each NOC team. Regarded as one of the most memorable occasions for the participating athletes, the ceremonies will be canceled, although Chef de Mission will have an opportunity to be greeted by the Village Mayor.
With the win, Esteghlal edged Al Shorta on goal difference to finish second behind Al Ahli, who were confirmed group winners before the match. Enditem
Zinedine Zidane's side goes into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad a week ago, in a game it controlled for long periods without creating the chances it needed to win.
Qingdao scored the consolation goal from Denis Popovic's penalty in the dying minutes.
Substitute Mohammed Abdulbasit, who replaced Rashid, made it 3-0 in the 54th minute. Three minutes later, Al Taawoun goalkeeper failed to handle a back pass, allowing Welliton to snatch the ball and finish it into the empty net for Sharjah's fourth.
The 26-year-old leaves Barca after 124 first team appearances in the three years since he joined them from Portuguese giants Benfica.
After Tianjin led 2-1 from the third set, both sides fought to tie at 26-26 which Jiangsu saved one match point to level at 2-2, before taking the decisive fifth set.