However, Xu and Diao Linyu collided during the beginning of the third set but neither was injured. Shanghai then accumulated a seven-point lead from deftly placed shots and took the set.
"It's great to play and to be back with my teammates. I return with a victory and a goal, so I am happy. We are getting our feeling back, our way of playing," the 21-year-old Mbappe said after the match.
And all of this against a rival that in Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer has two of the best strikers in La Liga. Will it be a happy start for Koeman, or will he face problems from the very start?
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win which helps Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically book a place in football's showpiece tournament. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
The press also report that Barca have reached an agreement to allow striker Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid.
According to the calendar, the first Hub in the Middle East will be staged between March 17 and April 3, 2021, followed by those in China from April 13 to May 16, and in Europe from May 27 to June 20.
Llorente can play either as a defensive midfielder or in central defense and has played six times for the Spanish national team.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune has secured the eighth spot in the Chinese Super League after beating Wuhan Zall 2-0 here on Friday.
POAK finished second in Greece last season and a week ago defeated Portuguese giants Benfica 2-0 to book a place in the qualifying round ahead of the group stage of the Champions League.
Samaria said the players' fitness is not a cause for concern, as most of the players have been working out throughout the pandemic to ensure their fitness level.