Paco Alcacer put Villarreal ahead after 12 minutes and although Edgar Mendez took advantage of a bad mistake from home keeper Sergio Asenjo 10 minutes before half-time, Gerard Moreno's VAR-assisted penalty allowed Villarreal to retake the lead on the stroke of half-time.
In the other game in the Chengdu division, after a goalless first half, Taizhou Yuanda broke the deadlock in the 54th minute to claim a 1-0 victory against Beijing Renhe, and Beijing BSU defeated Suzhou Dongwu 3-2.
2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar will replace Equatorial Guinea, who pulled out of the friendly due to travel restrictions. Ghana will thus play Mali three days before playing Qatar.
"It's an unfortunate incident, Mokua was heavily attacked by the hippo while on his training session on Monday evening. If it wasn't for his training partner who rushed to his rescue, it could have been a different story," athletics coach Francis Kamau told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Other media mention former Schalke hero and Belgian, Cote d'Ivorian and Iranian national coach Marc Wilmots as a candidate.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
The result left Flamengo, the reigning Brazilian and South American champions, sixth in the 20-team league standings with 18 points from 11 matches. Palmeiras are fourth with 19 points.
Guardiola fielded new signing Nathan Ake and youngster Eric Garcia, neither of whom is six feet tall.
"I am available. I would be lying if I said Schalke's future leaves me cold," he said.
All 12 Shanghai players in the match list made the scoreboard, with Zhang Zhiting and Li Yingyun scoring 15 and 10 points respectively.
"It is time to make changes, without any kind of constraints," Autuori said in a statement published on the club's official website.