Suzhou, who had scored only three goals in their previous five matches, took an early lead as Li Zhi converted a penalty in the 16th minute.
Considering Borussia's crash happening as early as on season matchday 2, a defeat against Bayern might cause further trouble.
While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
Bayern looked more active but wasn't able to create clear-cut chances against a well-positioned Hoffenheim defence.
However, it added that Gremio are loath lose another regular goalscorer after the departure of Everton Soares to Benfica in August.
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem extended his winning streak to nine matches as the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist saw off American qualifier Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 22 minutes.
"I played quite a solid match when I was serving, I was playing some good points. I did some good forehands, winners down the line, that's a key shot for me," said Nadal.
Guangzhou Evergrande are chasing their ninth CSL title having dropped just eight points. But Fabio Cannavaro's side still have problems to solve on the defensive end, where ageing full-backs Li Xuepeng and Zhang Linpeng have raised questions whether they can stay healthy and consistent throughout the next stage.
"LGD caught a lot of attention. Though they had problems at the beginning, they know how to adjust themselves. The other three teams all have experienced coaches and managers. I think they will be in best condition for the following games," said Jin Yibo, co-CEO of Tencent Sports. Enditem
However, unlike Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton started the race on soft compound tyres and had to come in to change them sooner than he would have liked, while Bottas and Verstappen were able to go much deeper into the race on their medium compound rubber.
"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.