Guangzhou posed more threats than Dalian in the first half, but no goals were scored. What's worse for Rafa Benitez's side, Swedish center-back Marcus Danielson was subbed after just 21 minutes because of a head injury.
Later on Wednesday, Jiangsu also defeated Yunnan 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-20). However, their victory was not easy.
The result in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil ended a tumultuous week for Flamengo in the Andean country. The Rio de Janeiro outfit crashed to a 5-0 defeat against Independiente del Valle in Quito last Thursday and then had 11 players - including seven regular starters - ruled out of Tuesday's match because of positive coronavirus tests.
Jiangsu had slight advantage from the very beginning and moved towards winning the first set gradually and steadily.
The top three finishers all achieved 5.82m but Kendricks and Lavillenie had to settle for the second and third places respectively on countbacks.
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.
Brazil's Santos also moved within sight of a berth in the next round with a 2-1 win over 10-man Delfin in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta.
The striker Mehdi Ghaedi and the midfielder Ali Karimi gave a 2-0 lead for the Iranian side in the first half. Cheick Diabate scored the third goal with a header in the 54th minute.
BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Relatively unheralded runners Su Guoxiong and Dou Faxian upset a strong all-Chinese field to take the men's and women's titles respectively at the inaugural Duolun Marathon race in Duolun, Inner Mongolia, on Saturday.
Taking the Winter Games as a chance to boost tourism and creat more jobs for people in the region, and promoting Olympic education nationwide with 1,036 more schools launching winter sports programs, all contributed to making the program more 'inclusive.'
Zidane was without Marco Asensio, Isco and Eden Hazard against Real Sociedad, and if fit, that trio would give him more attacking options. Both Hazard and Asensio began training with the group towards the end of the week, and though neither is likely to be fit enough to start, they could take up a place on the bench.