In the other game played on Wednesday in the Suzhou division, Tianjin Teda held a 1-1 draw with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. Frank Acheampong's header put Teda ahead in the 70th minute, but Chen Pu helped Shijiazhung level up in nine minutes.
But just when it appeared as if Leeds would take a well-deserved point back to West Yorkshire, a loose challenge from record signing Rodrigo resulted in another penalty which Salah tucked away with unerring accuracy.
The German said that signing Alcantara was "nothing to do with being champions; we constantly try to develop and find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them. That's how football works. It's not only about changing things it's about finding the right approach and plan again for this season," he commented.
ROME, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- World record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden produced the highest ever pole vault mark in an outdoor event as he cleared 6.15-meters to take the win at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday.
Bremen pulled a goal back six minutes later after Davie Selke headed Ludwig Augustinsson's pinpoint cross into the area.
The English, Spanish and German press on Thursday all reported that Liverpool have agreed to a fee of around 30 million euros for Bayern Munich's Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem
The Gunners only finished eighth in the Premier League last season, but their FA Cup win secured them a place in the UEFA Europa League for the 2020-21 campaign. Enditem
Al-Taawoun will face Persepolis again on Friday.
In added time, Sharjah sealed their victory as former Kashima Antlers and Al Ain winger Caio exchanged passes with Coronado following a corner and drilled an effort from a tight angle that beat the goalkeeper to make it 4-2 in the end.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem