Shenhua will play the next stage against city rivals SIPG, who have already qualified in the top spot of Suzhou Division.
The Viola fought back to restore the lead as Gaetano Castrovilli finished with a low-strike in the 57th minute, six minutes before Federico Chiesa finished from Franck Ribery's assist.
"We faced a team that attacked with many players and it was a different match compared to the one against Sampdoria. We wanted to keep the line tight, put pressure on the central players and exploit the one-on-one in attack, but we weren't always able to find solutions, after all we were playing against a solid team and we knew we would have difficulties," said Pirlo.
Lincoln put the hosts ahead with a low strike after a counter-attack in the 26th minute and Fiorentina loanee Pedro capitalized on Gabriel Barbosa's unselfish slide-rule pass to double the lead on the half-hour mark.
"We will have a short break before resuming training on October 5, we will try our best to win the game no matter who are our upcoming rivals," said Wu Xinghan of Shandong Luneng. Enditem
Also on Tuesday, men's seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisi.
LONDON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Leicester City went top of the Premier League on Sunday night after Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in his side's 5-2 win away to Manchester City to give them nine points from three games.
"The conditions are not easy. It's quite slow. The roof, obviously it helps a lot. especially in the next week, you never know if it's raining or not," said the Sinner.
He then showed his goal scoring instincts remain completely intact by nodding home Atletico's fifth goal before then adding a sixth from close range in a 25 minute cameo which implies that if Barca wanted him out, it wasn't just for footballing reasons.
"In fact, we're still waiting for legal guidelines to run the games," Dortmund's sports director Michael Zorc complained.
The result at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, which came less than two weeks after Independiente whitewashed Flamengo 5-0 in Quito, guarantees the defending champions a place in the knockout phase.