"We prepared the game well, mentally and physically, but this is a real game, not a training," said Yang.
Ygor Catatau struck from the edge of the 18-yard box to give the visitors a two-goal cushion before Babi again found the target by bundling home from close range after smart work from Salomon Kalou.
In terms of the title race, reigning champions Real Madrid will be confident of defending their crown - not because they look any stronger than they did last season, but because main rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (at the moment at least) look weaker.
Real Madrid, Manchester City and Real Betis have also reportedly shown interest in the defender, whose contract with River expires next June.
The Spanish coach, 54, has managed several football clubs in Spain, England and Israel as an assistant coach, and came to China in 2019 as an assistant coach of Dutchman Jordi Cruijff who coached Chongqing Lifan at that time. Enditem
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran coach Dragan Skocic is seeking to change the playing style of Team Melli, Persian Football website reported on Wednesday.
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
Most Chinese internationals are expected to participate in the tournament with all the games to be played behind closed doors.
"We look forward to working closely with them in the coming months as we prepare to return to Karen Country Club next year," said Cowen. Enditem
However, Molders remained in the thick of things and headed onto the crossbar moments later.