According to the schedule, Guoan will continue to be in the Suzhou division and compete with seven other clubs for the CSL championship this year. Its first opponent is Shandong Luneng, who ranked third in the Dalian division in the first stage. As the second phase of the CSL adopts a two-round knockout system, the two sides will start their first fight on October 17.
Miguel Angel Russo's men are now four points clear at the top of the Group H standings, with one match remaining before the knockout rounds.
The defeat again highlights doubts about Manchester City's defense as they were taken apart by Leicester even though Riyad Mahrez put Guardiola's men ahead in just the fourth minute.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
Shijiazhuang will go to the Dalian division, where the relegation competition is held. Their first opponent is Dalian Pro, coached by Spaniard Rafael Benitez.
Other games on Thursday see Athletic Club at home to Cadiz, while Sevilla entertain Levante in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Enditem
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.
Dortmund started an onslaught on Augsburg's goal but Gikiewicz staged a faultless performance and drove the visitors to desperation with his saves in the closing stages.
On the Beijing side, Shi Xiufeng and Ma Yina each contributed 14 points.
Considering Borussia's crash happening as early as on season matchday 2, a defeat against Bayern might cause further trouble.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.