The Nerazzurri made a dream start just 28 seconds into the game, as Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock from Achraf Hakimi's assist.
In the day's other two matches, Kunshan FC was held 1-1 by Sichuan Youbixuan, and Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic beat Jiangxi Liansheng 1-0. Enditem
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
"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
"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
With the epidemic being effectively controlled, fans were allowed back into the stadiums from August 22, which is a credit to Chinese football in such a special period.
"Our young players have got increasingly more opportunities which is reflected by an increase of playing time and goals," said Dong Zheng, general manager of CSL.
Schalke needs new confidence, he added, saying that Naldo might not only have spoken about the club's squad. Enditem
Due to several in-house scandals, the club has lost the support of many of its loyal supporters.
Things went from bad to worse as Neuer felled Bebou inside the box to concede a penalty in the closing period. Kramaric stepped up to sew up the 4-1 victory on home soil.
PARIS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of the French Open after sweeping aside Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.