In the other matches of the day, Ruichang enjoyed a quick 5-0 win over Hunan, finishing the first stage with 13 wins and one loss, behind Qingdao on game difference.
After the restart, Leipzig retreated with the narrow lead while Nuremberg showed absolutely no danger in front of the target.
West Ham struggled last season and look like they could have problems this time as well after losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle United, who took the points with goals from new signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks. Hendricks, who arrived from Burnley, had not had a shot on target since November before his goal four minutes from time. Enditem
"I'm very happy to help my team win. This was the most memorable game for me this season. I learned a lot from all these games, which can help me in the future when playing in big events," said Lu.
18-year-olds Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo made their first team debuts in attack while between the posts was 20-year-old Marcin Bulka, who was making just his second appearance.
Although it could be hard to imagine a worse summer than FC Barcelona, Valencia fans will argue that no matter how bad things got at the Camp Nou, they are a lot worse at their Mestalla Stadium.
Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Apart from the huge task of the Olympic title defence at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Chinese volleyball star Zhu Ting now has another mountain to climb.
"I was looking at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love. I was like, 'I cannot believe it. I'm playing in a semifinal where I'm supposed to be the favorite and I'm down two sets to love and I have no chance'. I'm playing that bad and I knew I had to come up with better tennis. I knew I had to be more stable," Zverev said.
Among changes are the AFC Champions League East Zone matches, which had been planned to restart in Mid-October, are now scheduled to be played between November 15 and December 13, AFC said after its Executive Committee meeting.
The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.