"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
The ruling was handed down just 10 minutes before the scheduled kickoff at Palmeiras' Allianz Parque in Sao Paolo. The game eventually started more than 20 minutes late, with Flamengo fielding only four regular first-team players.
LGD had a terrible beginning in the Play-in Stage by suffering three consecutive losses to PSG, Talon, Esports, Rainbow7 and Unicorns of Love respectively, but later LGD eased past V3 Esports twice to make a comeback and smashed Rainbow7 3-0 in the BO5 (Best Of 5) game on Tuesday.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
To leave space for postponed matches, the Champions League's group phase's timeframe has been extended until January 28.
Earlier on Sunday, Wissam Ben Yedder struck in each half as nine-man Monaco held on to overcome Strasbourg 3-2 at home. Right-back Ruben Aguilar added another for Niko Kovac's side in stoppage time of the first half.
The 2020 China Sports Show was also affected. The annual sports business show had originally been scheduled in May, but had to be postponed to September. For the same reason, the number of international participants was much smaller than last year.
Pironkova, 33, who returned to the Tour at the US Open after three years' absense and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, received a walkover to the third round in Paris.
The 26-man squad also featured 11 Mexico-based players and three representatives from US Major League Soccer clubs.
Due to several in-house scandals, the club has lost the support of many of its loyal supporters.
All eyes were on Messi after a summer in which he had asked to leave the club and only two days after he had criticized the departure of Luis Suarez, but Fati was the star of the show.