To find new faces seems to be much more vital than to beat Dortmund and win this season's fifth title. Enditem
"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.
Moises Lima Magalhaes of Luneng could have netted the winner in the 83rd minute, but his powerful long shot was denied by the left bar after hitting Zhang Jinliang of R&F.
Persepolis will meet Pakhtakor in the quarter-finals at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday.
A winless run of 18 games from the end of last season seems to endanger the club's future more than ever before if the right steps aren't made now.
Evergrande had secured the top place of Group A before Sunday's match, while Dalian had dropped into the Final B.
Tokyo 2020 said that it is reviewing a number of COVID-19 countermeasures for the torch relay, consulting with experts and the health authority in the aim of ensuring a safe and secure event.
The National Sliding Center will become the first competition venue of Beijing Winter Olympic Games for the national team to undertake training tasks.
Guangzhou Evergrande are chasing their ninth CSL title having dropped just eight points. But Fabio Cannavaro's side still have problems to solve on the defensive end, where ageing full-backs Li Xuepeng and Zhang Linpeng have raised questions whether they can stay healthy and consistent throughout the 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