In other action on Sunday, Jamie O'Neill took top spot in his group after two wins and one loss.
The biggest hit of the day was the men's 100m. Asian 200m record holder Xie Zhenye claimed the title with 10.31 seconds in his hometown. It was not an easy win since Zhang Ruixuan and Chen Guanfeng finished 10.34s and 10.36s respectively, and Xie's lane was laid just between them.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem
Amadou Haidara (L) of Leipzig controls the ball under the defense from Karim Onisiwo of Mainz during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1.FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 20, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
According to the latest rule, the total salary for domestic players should stay between 20 million RMB (about 2,960,000 US dollars) and 44 million RMB (about 6,512,000 US dollars). After the conclusion of the season, the league will reassess the pay structure. Any amount over 44 million RMB or below 20 million RMB will be charged a luxury tax of 25 percent.
"It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He's a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working."
According to regulations, the last-placed team will be the only one automatic movers. In contrast, the other relegated team and promotion spots will be decided between the 15th place of CSL and the second tier's second place in a two-legged play-off, which will be held in the Suzhou division on November 18 and 22. Enditem
In the women's tournament, Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals after Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva retired with the scores at 6-2, 2-0. She is to meet ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who beat former number one Victoria Arazenka.
Wang Baoquan, who has led the Tianjin women's volleyball team to ten league titles in 17 years, will continue to lead his spikers in their first competition following their 3-0 triumph in the best-of-five finals of the Chinese women's volleyball league in January.
But the biggest surprise was the inclusion of 19-year-old Menino, who can play at right-back or in midfield. The Brazil under-20 player was only promoted to the Palmeiras first-team squad in January and has made just nine league appearances for the club.
Leipzig, however, responded straight away and pressed Mainz on the back foot to restore their two-goal lead three minutes later as Haidara made no mistake to tap home Forsberg's square pass.