"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
The "Eisernen" made a perfect start on home soil as Christopher Lenz tested Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner in the early stages, before Max Kruse nodded home his debut goal after Sheraldo Becker's pinpoint cross to the far post in the 13th minute.
Guo Zixuan, who had joined Hebei from Shanxi during the offseason, finished with a game-high 26 points. Zhang Yaqi and Chen Jinting bagged 17 and 14 points respectively.
Baum's face spoke volumes after losing his first game as the successor to sacked manager David Wagner 4-0 against RB Leipzig.
Only four minutes later, Leipzig established a two-goal lead after Christopher Nkunku's cross into the penalty area found Angelino, who made no mistake to get his name on the scoresheet.
Jiangsu and Beijing are placed third and fourth in the championship group standings respectively. Enditem
Regarding Bayern's strategy, he said, the club's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic might have been surprised by the pandemic's effects.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.
In men's competitions, top seed and world No.1 Novak Djokovic only dropped five games to cruise past lucky loser Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16.
Third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinian women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. ■
QUITO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped Torino center-back Erick Ferigra was Saturday named in Ecuador's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Uruguay.