"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
Liang Weikeng/Zheng Xuhui moved past Dong Weijie/Ni Bowen in the mixed doubles to overtake the lead for Shenzhen, while Han Qianxi overwhelmed Zhang Yiman in the women's singles to level for Zhejiang.
The Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC striker left the bubble the CSL created in Suzhou last Friday for Shijiazhuang to see his daughter, born the day before. He returned to join up with his team on Saturday and started in the match against Hebei China Fortune FC two days later.
Unless they can seal the return of Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, Athletic Club Bilbao will also rely on youngsters such as Jon Morcillo and Unai Vencedor and, like their neighbors, will also hope to challenge for Europe, along with Getafe, who missed out last season after fading in the final weeks.
"We played well with counterattacks. We had several chances to score. Krzysztof Piatek had the best chance but Jasper Cillessen saved it," added the 49-year-old.
Atletico's finish to the season even gave hope that they could take advantage of the changed format for the last eight of the Champions League and secure a title that has so far evaded them, but German side RB Leipzig put paid to that optimism at the first hurdle in which Atletico showed many of their usual flaws and few of their virtues.
Saba headed home in the 11th minute after receiving a right cross from Brazilian midfielder Renatinho, but Henan scored the equalizer in the 34th minute when Henrique Dourado converted a penalty won by Feng Boxuan.
The veteran opened the score by firing a freekick before the break, then added a second by curling home from the edge of the penalty area in the 73rd minute.
In his video, despite saying "unhappy", Messi explained he would see out the last year of his deal because he would "never go to court" against the club. Enditem
The Aguascalientes-based outfit confirmed the appointment in a brief statement on social media. Earlier, Cruz told local media that he was looking forward to his first coaching role since parting ways with Dorados de Sinaloa last year.
"Some immoral agents disregarded professional ethics and lured young players and their guardians to sign with them," the open letter said.