But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
The Italian rising star ripped 11 games in a row to defeat the Belgian for the second time in as many head-to-head meetings.
After having won the 200m and 400m freestyle, Ji Xinjie from Shandong scooped his third gold of the competition in the men's 800m freestyle, with teammate Hu Jia finishing second and Zhang Ziyang from Hubei taking the bronze medal.
Ten minutes before the final whistle, Chris Shimbayev fired home after a long run to give Suzhou the three points.
Guangdong's Yu Hexin, who broke the national record in the men's 50m freestyle with a time of 21.79 seconds during the heats, was another one who failed to advance to the final due to the new rules on physical tests.
2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, which scheduled to kick off in October and December, have all been postponed to the year of 2021.
The 2020 China Sports Show was also affected. The annual sports business show had originally been scheduled in May, but had to be postponed to September. For the same reason, the number of international participants was much smaller than last year.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly in the preliminary heat on Tuesday, captured gold in the final at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Wednesday.
Another game on Monday saw Tianjin take a 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Fujian.
"We have been plagued with injuries during the first stage but grappled with reality," Said Shenhua coach Choi Kang-Hee. "We'll do our best next round."
Rumors speak of former Augsburg coach Manuel Baum of possibly taking over as the new head coach.