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.
Real Madrid kicked off with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad in their opening game, which again highlighted their problems in creating chances. Zinedine Zidane is still likely to be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio due to fitness problems, and there is a slight doubt over Martin Odegaard, who returned a positive COVID-19 test result, followed by a negative in a second test on Tuesday.
The fact that the Royal Blues have worn out nine managers in 11 years, at least to some extent, explains David Wagner's hopeless situation. The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is the club's 10th incumbent.
POAK finished second in Greece last season and a week ago defeated Portuguese giants Benfica 2-0 to book a place in the qualifying round ahead of the group stage of the Champions League.
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth position of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16-December 12.
Chengdu was the only side who had pocketed three wins consecutively in the first three rounds of the league.
In Sunday's only other fixture, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to stay in touch with leaders Atletico Mineiro after a 1-0 defeat at Coritiba. Robson Fernandes struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- One could say that it requires the qualities of an invincible action movie hero to survive the job as head coach at the Bundesliga club, Schalke 04.
Both sides had chances in the first half, but all shooting attempts were of low quality. Wang Shenchao was fouled in the penalty area in 42nd minute, but the Shanghai defender was offside beforehand.
MADRID, Sept 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese owned La Liga outfit Granada look to keep their dreams of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League alive on Thursday when they entertain Lokomotiv Tiflis in the third qualifying round of the competition.