Elsewhere, fourth division Rot-Weiss Essen caused a surprise by knocking out newly-promoted Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld thanks to a first-half goal from Simon Engelmann. Enditem
Shanghai's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
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.
"'Smart Games' will be a golden name-card for Hangzhou 2022, and we are committed to staging a sport and cultural extravaganza that is successful, excellent, satisfying and unforgettable," said Chen Weiqiang, deputy secretary-general of the HAGOC and vice mayor of Hangzhou.
The Spanish coach, 54, has managed several football clubs in Spain, England and Israel as an assistant coach, and came to China in 2019 as an assistant coach of Dutchman Jordi Cruijff who coached Chongqing Lifan at that time. Enditem
The title is the 27-year-old Thiem's first Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors.
With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked on the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
The first goal of the new season was scored by Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to help his side to a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham, who received notice of the difficulties awaiting them on their return to the Premier League.
On September 13, the team from Shaanxi will start its season campaign, facing Jiangxi. Enditem
With Thiago having announced to leave despite his contract running for one more year, Hoeness assumes the player's new port of call is trying to wait until the last minute and place a cheap offer. "This is incongruous," he added.