Arsenal had beaten Liverpool in the Community Shield a month ago and took the lead on Monday night thanks to Alexandre Lacazette in the 25th minute after a rare error from Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson, who sliced a routine clearance into his path in the 24th minute.
"LGD caught a lot of attention. Though they had problems at the beginning, they know how to adjust themselves. The other three teams all have experienced coaches and managers. I think they will be in best condition for the following games," said Jin Yibo, co-CEO of Tencent Sports. Enditem
Tang Miao shot the opener in the 42nd minute for Chengdu and his teammate Wu Guichao slotted home with a curled volley in the 79th minute, sealing the game against Inner Mongolia 2-0.
They will always be a threat from set pieces as Kike Garcia showed in their goal, but unless things improve fast it could be a difficult campaign in Ipurua. Enditem
Three other Iranian teams Sepahan, Shahr Khodro and Esteghlal have already been eliminated from the competition held in Doha. Enditem
Unai opened the scoring with a carefully placed shot following a swift break in the 40th minute and, although Kike Garcia equalized for Eibar three minutes into the second half, the midfielder popped up again to finish the best move of the game three minutes from time to deservedly send the points back to Bilbao.
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.
Cedric Bakambu finished second with a stunning strike in the 27th minute after a goal was disallowed for offside in the opening time.
Naiman Banner, located on the edge of the Horqin Sandy Land, also China's largest sandy area, has organized three Naadam festivals of this kind. Enditem
Shanghai Shenhua wrapped up with 21 points on the fourth place in the Dalian group, while Henan languished at the bottom with six points.
However, unlike Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton started the race on soft compound tyres and had to come in to change them sooner than he would have liked, while Bottas and Verstappen were able to go much deeper into the race on their medium compound rubber.