Nuremberg threw every man up front but Eintracht Frankfurt protected their lead to the end to secure their berth in the second round.
While Valencia look to be crisis, 50 kilometers up the road in Villarreal everything is a lot more positive. Although some may think sacking coach Javier Calleja after finishing fifth was a harsh decision, Unai Emery is an excellent replacement.
Elsewhere, Sheffield United impressed in their return to the top-flight last season and now need to repeat that in what could be a tough second season, Burnley will continue to present teams with a physical challenge under Sean Dyche, while Danny Ings' goals will play a major role in determining Southampton's fate.
The result means Rafa Benitez's side are sixth in Group A, three points off the fourth place, while Shanghai Shenhua slip to the fifth position in the group on goal difference. Both teams have chances to advance to the championship group for the second stage of Chinese Super League with five games remaining.
The 37-year-old played an important role in the country's first-ever qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006 and subsequently in the 2010 and 2014 editions in South Africa and Brazil respectively. Enditem
Luneng pulled one goal back in the 85th minute as Evergrande's goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo's howler allowed Wu Xinghan to score a follow-up.
In other matches on Sunday, Atletico Goianiense won 1-0 at Bahia, Atletico Mineiro secured a 2-1 home win against Bragantino and Fortaleza drew 1-1 at Gremio. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The European cross country championships which was set for December 13 in Dublin, Ireland has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body European Athletics confirmed on Wednesday.
Yu, 25, has agreed a one-year contract with Xinjiang, with the option of a one-year extension.
In Saturday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense secured a 1-0 home win over Coritiba courtesy of a first-half strike from Fabio Luciano. Enditem
WTT was set up by the ITTF in August 2019 with the aim of modernizing its commercial business activities and helping table tennis to compete with the world's highest-profile sports. Enditem