The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with an injury and the Brazilian is suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
In a battle of former French Open champions, Romania's Halep beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the women's final.
With one round left, Chongqing has booked a berth in the next stage.
The second half started similar to the first as Leverkusen were the more active team whereas the "Wolves" lurked for their chances.
The second, decisive match will take place on September 30 in Salzburg, with the winner on aggregate to qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian debutant Tadej Pogacar secured his Tour de France triumph in Paris on Sunday, becoming the second-youngest champion at just 21 years old.
Djokovic, the world number one and the top seed at the tournament, won 7-5, 6-3 against Argentine Schwartzman to lift his 36th Masters title, one more than Rafael Nadal.
Players such as new arrival Gonzalo Paciencia are trying to spread optimism and are counting on football's unwritten laws.
"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.
In Tuesday's match, Guoan were up by three goals before the interval, with goals from Yu Yang, Jonathan Viera and Fernando Lucas Martins.