The five-man leading pack started to wither after 27km. Duo was the first to fade away and Dong dropped back after 33km. Su and Yang Le broke away from Peng after 35km and the in-form Su managed to pull clear from Yang near 39km.
In the 40th minute, SIPG was awarded a penalty as Hulk's free kick hit the arm of Guoan midfielder Li Ke. The Brazilian striker converted the penalty to help the Shanghai side lead 1-0.
"We had an excellent first half, it's a pity we didn't end the game right away, we dropped physically in the second half and we knew that they were aiming for breakaways, but we were good at controlling them," Pirlo said after the match.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5.
Hertha's head coach Bruno Labbadia made changes and fielded Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Arne Maie and Jhon Cordoba after the restart.
The visitors caught a bright start to the second half though as Robin Quaison's perfectly timed through ball allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to halve the deficit against the run of the game in the 48th minute.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
"We will continue to work closely with the IOC, the IPC and other stake holders involved to deal with the challenges properly and ensure our preparatory work advances steadily," Han concluded. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hulk scored from the penalty area as Shanghai SIPG beat Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
'The reason I like skiing is really simple.' says Zhang Yifan, 31, from Beijing. 'It's about meeting cheerful and interesting people you probably wouldn't meet in everyday life.'
Saba joined Guangzhou R&F in January 2019 and scored 18 goals in 36 appearances.