In the other game, Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
Other players such as Piccini and Florenzi have also moved on and with no new faces other than returning loanees, new coach Javi Garcia much be wondering what he has got himself into.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
In China, Serie A games are broadcast by both China Central Television and PPTV, a major video streaming website.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Henan Jianye lost to Shenzhen Jiazhaoye 3-1 in the 11th round of Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday, suffering a four-match losing streak.
ROME, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Italian Serie A on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a new company that will seek investors and oversee the sale of the league's television rights.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad/Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the women's doubles final at the US Open on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading scores on Saturday from the third round of the US PGA Tour Safeway Open at Silverado Country club in Napa, California (par 72, United States unless noted):
Paulinho put Yang Liyu's cross home in the 27th minute to break the deadlock.
Saturday ends with newly-promoted Cadiz, who on Wednesday drew their last friendly of the summer 1-1 with Almeria, at home to Osasuna.