Defending champions Qingdao showed dominance from the very beginning of the semifinals against Xiamen Tefang as Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping swept Shang Yichen/Yan Chenxue 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 in the opening mixed doubles.
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
"It's indeed very difficult. It feels like you have been eating with your left hand all your life, and suddenly you need to start using your right hand. It is quite uncomfortable," he said.
"I am not satisfied with the first-half performance. We made Jena strong. Nevertheless, after the restart we controlled the proceedings and wrapped up a deserved win," Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt said.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
"It has been a long time I have not played competitive matches with so many teams, and I am so happy to be back on the pitch again," he said, adding that he will do what he can to help his team win the championship.
Alexi Stival's men are now sixth in the 20-team standings with 15 points while Sao Paulo are second with 18, two points behind leaders Internacional, who have a game in hand.
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.
Elsewhere, in a match-up of Fortuna Liga's worst teams, Michalovce and Trencin split the points after a 1-1 draw. Nitra beat Pohronie 3-1, Sered edged Zilina 3-2 and Moravce had a goalless draw with Senica. Enditem
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced updates to its 2020 competition calendar on Thursday, aiming to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.