But former Changchun Yatai striker Marinho equalized on the stroke of half-time and Kaio Jorge then bundled home from close range to guarantee Santos their fourth win from five matches.
However the Argentinian giants paid the price for the absence of a cutting edge in attack, registering their second draw from five matches in this season's campaign.
Libertad are third, level on points with Caracas FC, but with an inferior goal difference.
Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Betis on Saturday after a disastrous few minutes from Betis defender Emerson.
The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is said to have lost the locker room. Reports speak of him as a weak communicator and that he had gradually lost his players' trust.
AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
"The sales of fitness equipment has been increasing. According to the Suning platform, sales of dumbbells, hula hoops and yoga mats increased by more than 300 percent over the same period of 2019," said Liu Fumin, director of the Department of Sports Economics of China General Administration of Sport.
The last eight will fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie with the winners of the second-tier league. Enditem
His unexpected exit at the US Open didn't affect Djokovic's subsequent performance, as the 33-year-old clinched his 36th Masters title in Rome on Monday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal.
Second seed Nadal will face Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the round of 32. The latter survived a five-set thriller against Japan's Nishikori Kei to advance 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-2.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Better City edged off Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0 on Sunday to pocket its fifth straight win in China League One, the second-tier football league in China.