According to the Chinese Football Association (CFA), league A was divided into three groups in three cities: Chengdu; Changzhou; and Meizhou.
Luneng's goalkeeper Wang Dalei made his debut this season after coming back from an injury while Evergrande's veteran Zheng Zhi also started in the middle of the park.
AFC said the request for a postponement of the Group matches cannot be accommodated because of the advanced preparations in which many teams have already traveled to Qatar for the competition, to be restarted on Sept. 14. Enditem
Braunschweig's strategy did not pan out as Berlin levelled the scores in the 65th minute through Peter Pekarik, who benefitted from Cunha's cut-back pass from inside the box.
Cameroon international Ignatius Ganago capitalized on a mistake from the unlucky Bulka in the 57th minute, when PSG's third-choice goalkeeper slid a weak pass towards Marci Verratti which was intercepted by Ganago and the former Nice striker calmly pulled the trigger to send the 3,800 home fans into ecstasy.
"I knew to keep calm and wait for the right gap to open - and it did, quite late."
"I was very concentrated when playing the first match. However, I felt a little tired in the mixed doubles. We tried to exert our strengths on the court to play against our well-performed rivals. The 11-point competition system is too difficult," said Zheng.
SIPG enlarged the gap just one minute after the beginning of the second half. Defender Wang Shenchao's precise cross found Hulk inside the box, who converted a header to make it 2-0.
Qingdao pulled one back in the 85th minute with an overhead kick from French midfielder Romain Alessandrini.
Eight minutes after the halftime break, the Brazilian's through ball found Fei Nanduo in the middle of the box, who fired a powerful shot to double the lead for Guangzhou.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem