Luo Guofu (C) of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao celebrates his goal during the first round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Henan Jianye at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Belgium's Ben Broeders finish second with a personal best of 5.80m and Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines also cleared 5.80m but had to finish third after a count-back. Enditem
Zhou, 22, drew 2-2 with compatriot Zhao Jianbo and Ricky Walden, but a 3-0 victory over Gerard Greene secured him top spot in the group.
"Everyone will be desperate to beat Europe's top team," the 32-year-old Pole told Xinhua before the Bavarians' 2020/21 Bundesliga curtain-raiser against Schalke on Friday.
In Group D, Al-Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia continued their charge towards the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Iran's Sepahan thanks to a brace from Abderazzaq Hamdallah.
Newcastle United also won away from home, defeating West Ham United 2-0 with goals from debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick, and Crystal Palace made light of a lengthy injury list to beat Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park thanks to Wilfried Zaha's strike. Enditem
In group D, the two matches ended with lopsided results as Al Nassr defeated Sepahan FC 2-0 and Al Sadd SC overcame Al Ain FC 4-0.
"I just wanted to be on top of the leaderboard," Duplantis said. "The 6.15m was really important to me, so I'm happy to get over that."
Now, the 29-year-old says he is fully fit again and ready to shine for the Albiceleste, should he be given the chance.
Qingdao rank seventh with three games left in the Suzhou division, trailing Wuhan Zall, who rank fourth by nine points. Considering that Wuhan had defeated Qingdao twice in the season, it was impossible for the champions of the 2019 season second-tier league to reach the last eight round.
The 23-year-old's displays last season earned him his first cap for Spain on September 6th as he started in his country's 4-0 UEFA Nations League win against the Ukraine.