Belarus's Victoria Azarenka advanced into the quarterfinals after rallying past Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
The match looked like a one-side game in the first half as Evergrande firmly controled the initiative, but hardly could say they have real good chance under the tight defence of R&F.
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Zuriko Davitashvili (R) of Georgia vies with Aleksandar Trajkovski of North Macedonia during the UEFA Nations League football match between Georgia and North Macedonia in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2020. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Xinhua)
The result left Corinthians ninth in the 20-team standings with nine points from seven matches, a point ahead of 13th-placed Botafogo.
SIPG remain unbeaten with six wins and two draws before the match. They kept offense flowing and had a point-blank chance on 34 minutes, while captain Hulk blasted a close-range shot that was saved by China Fortune keeper Bao Yaxiong.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
Both matches will be played behind closed doors in line with health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local press said on Tuesday, quoting the Moroccan Football Federation.
Qingdao continue leading in the standings after nine games, with Ruichang ranking second by sweeping Shenzhen 5-0 on Sunday.
In other matches on Sunday, Atletico Mineiro won 1-0 at Coritiba, Sport Recife beat Goias 2-1 at home, Gremio drew 1-1 at Atletico Goianiense, Vasco da Gama secured a 1-0 win at home to Athletico Paranaense and Palmeiras won 2-1 at Bragantino. Enditem