Shanghai is scheduled to meet Beijing Guoan in the next round on Friday, and will secure the top spot going into the second phase if it could remain undefeated. Shijiazhuang will fight against Chongqing Lifan on the same day.
Peru will be without their captain and all-time highest scorer Paolo Guerrero, who has been ruled out for the rest of the year because of a knee injury.
The first half did not witness any aggressive attacks until the 40th minute, when 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribbled the ball from the front field to the box, skipped through Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleyed from a close range, but was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
Potential successors for Wagner don't seem to be queuing up at the outfit's headquarters, but there may well be a new coach installed if the run of defeats continues.
"This is an exceptional situation," club lawyer Rodrigo Dunshee said in a video posted on Flamengo's Twitter account. "It is very important to end this at the root. The correct measure is to delay this game."
"As always, your encouraging words and support meant the world to me and I look forward to getting back on the court and competing for Canada next year," the 20-year-old added.
After 12 matches, Shanghai sat atop the eight-team Suzhou Division with 29 points, four points ahead of Beijing Guoan, while Shijiazhuang slipped out of top four, one point behind Hebei China Fortune to rank fifth with 17 points.
"We played very well against a good team. We won more tackles and played very offensively today," Frankfurt's Sebastian Rode said.
"We played too passive and were not aggressive enough in the tackles," Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said. Enditem
The UEFA Super Cup is an annual match between the reigning champions of the two European major football competitions, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
In his two years at Camp Nou, the Chilean midfielder has added another league winner's medal to his collection, making it an incredible eight leagues in row in three different countries.