"It's good that I managed to win in three sets and with a day off and just a three-setter to play, I'm feeling good," said last year's runner-up Medvedev.
SIPG promptly adjusted tactics to catch up in the second half but were still scoreless, only to see Brazilian forward Marcos Vinicius seal the result with a low drive for China Fortune in stoppage time.
PZPN gave a quick response to these accusations. "It's true Hertha wanted Piatek returning to Germany instead of playing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but we didn't give a green light. They even contacted FIFA, who claimed that there is no rule that allows clubs to demand such things from national teams," said PZPN's spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowsi to the local media on Monday.
Finishers got their running medal in their hand, not on their neck.
Atletico continued to create the best chances and Rodrigues added his team's third goal by heading in on the hour mark to put the result beyond doubt.
Meanwhile Atletico fans will want to see more from record signing Joao Tomas after the youngster showed signs of his undoubtable talent in his debut season in Spain. Simeone will not need the Portuguese to start leading the Atletico attack, rather than playing an attractive bit-part.
Germany started brightly on home soil and created the first chance of the game as Toni Kroos' cross into the box allowed Thilo Kehrer to test Spain goalkeeper David de Gea in the 11th minute.
"I have a good impression about China. It's different from what you hear in Europe," Onuegbu said.
The Leverkusen midfielder is said to be going for a medical check this weekend before joining the Blues for 100 million euros. Enditem
In the other two matches of the day, Hunan Hualai edged Shenzhen Nankeda 3-2, while Olympic champion Chen Long led Xiamen Tefang to a win over Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan were held to a 2-2 draw by Wuhan Zall in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Sunday.