Pellegrini has had a perfect start to life at the club with two wins from two games and with Betis looking a lot harder to score against than last season.
The other match in the Chengdu division saw a goalless draw between Suzhou Dongwu and Inner Mongolia Zhongyou.
BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen started their seasons with a goalless draw after sharing the spoils in the final game of the first round of the Bundesliga on Sunday.
3. Reality check for Valencia while Aspas marches on
Cazares, capped 21 times for Ecuador, has made 205 appearances and scored 41 goals for Atletico Mineiro since joining the Belo Horizonte outfit from Argentina's Banfield in 2016.
The following fixtures are scheduled for Saturday: Borussia Monchengladbach host Union Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen face Leipzig, Mainz meet newly-promoted Stuttgart, Augsburg clash with Borussia Dortmund, newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld take on Cologne, and Schalke face Werder Bremen. Enditem
Both Tottenham and Newcastle have produced Jekyll and Hyde starts to the season, with Spurs losing to Everton and then scoring five away to Southampton, while Newcastle beat West Ham before being thrashed at home to Brighton and then netting seven in the Carabeo Cup. Given those records anything could happen when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane.
Shenhua doubled the lead eight minutes after the break when Peng's header found Bi Jinhao, who resisted a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge in the box to drill home.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho made it 2-0 for the defending champions in the 25th minute when another naturalized player Fei Nanduo, known as Fernandinho in Brazil, saw his shot parried by Henan goalkeeper Wu Yan, and the ball rebounded to the feet of Paulinho, who tapped it in.
Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
NANNING, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour event, the Tour of Guangxi, has been cancelled for 2020, the Guangxi Sports Bureau announced Thursday.