Leicester City were last season's surprise package with their fifth place finish and the challenge for coach Brendan Rodgers will be to get near repeating that, and to get close he needs Jamie Vardy to keep hammering home the goals.
"But we are still training in a systematic and focused way. And it appeared a good chance for us to get down to our own weaknesses," said Zhu.
Castagne opened the scoring with a 56th minute header and Vardy scored in the 74th and 84th minutes with both goals coming from the penalty spot - the first after he had been pulled back in the West Brom area.
Sara was again on target with a low finish after combining with Igor Vinicius. However, Marinho left his mark on the match as Santos extended their unbeaten run to four matches.
The hosts remained unimpressed and utilized their golden chance to grab the lead again before the break as Kobylanski won a penalty. Kobylanski's shot from the spot was denied but the striker was able to poke home the follow up shot to make it 3-2.
The "Bulls" caught a perfect start on the road as they marked the opener with fortunate assistance from goalkeeper Christian Mathenia, whose misplaced pass allowed Haidara to make it 1-0 with just three minutes played.
Perhaps mindful of its drivers' tyre troubles at Silverstone earlier in the season, Mercedes engineers ordered Hamilton and Bottas to stay off the Mugello circuit's kerbs - though even after doing so, both drivers appeared to have enough pace to keep the chasing pack at bay.
The result left Palmeiras in sixth place, behind Flamengo on goal difference while Sport were 14th with 11 points.
Steve Bruce did a decent job at Newcastle United in his first campaign, and he will be happy with the capture of Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Ryan Frasier, who should give more firepower to the perennial under-achievers.
"I think it's natural that if a coach is doing a good job, people will speak up to give their opinion," Ceni told reporters after Fortaleza's 1-1 draw at Gremio.
In the other semifinal of the day, Ruichang fought from one game down to beat Hunan Hualai 3-1.