With one match remaining in the first phase of CSL, Shanghai sat atop the eight-team Suzhou Division with 32 points, seven points ahead of second-placed Beijing. Enditem
Players such as new arrival Gonzalo Paciencia are trying to spread optimism and are counting on football's unwritten laws.
Julian Nagelsmann's men gained momentum and doubled their advantage only four minutes later when Dani Olmo had sufficient space at the edge of the box and chipped the ball into the path of Poulsen, who headed the ball over Zentner.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Yunnan made more errors in the second set, especially in serve and back court receiving, only to witness Beijing take the set again.
According to the schedule, Play-Ins through Semifinals will be held in the Shanghai Media Tech Studio from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25, and Finals will be held in the newly constructed Pudong Football Stadium on Oct. 31.
The victory ended Huanghai's seven-game losing streak across all competitions while Teda remained winless in all 13 league matches this season, which put coach Wang Baoshan under growing pressure to restore the team's form.
Although Suning looked like they dominated the game, it was Shenhua who created real threat. The 40th minute saw the Shanghai side's 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribble through the Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleying from a close range, but his shot was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.
The pair have not played for Colombia since the team's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.
Five minutes later, Zhu Jianrong nearly contributed another goal for Huanghai in his one-on-one with Teda's goalkeeper. But his volley from small angle missed the target.