To leave space for postponed matches, the Champions League's group phase's timeframe has been extended until January 28.
Reports speak of growing unrest among players and coaching staff regarding their claim to sign new faces to help a tired team recover and shape an era of success.
While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
Evergrande had secured the top place of Group A before Sunday's match, while Dalian had dropped into the Final B.
Yu Jingyao from Beijing touched the finishing line first in the women's 100m breaststroke, with Zhang Xinyu from Henan and Tianjin's Zhang Muyan rounding out the top three.
The result at the Maracana stadium lifted Flamengo to the top of their group with 12 points from five matches, three points ahead of second-placed Independiente.
According to the simplified measures agreed on by the IOC and Tokyo 2020 last weekend, some details of the torch relay will be simplified, including slimming down the size of the vehicle convoys and simplifying the grand start and celebration events.
Shijiazhuang will go to the Dalian division, where the relegation competition is held. Their first opponent is Dalian Pro, coached by Spaniard Rafael Benitez.
Other games on Thursday see Athletic Club at home to Cadiz, while Sevilla entertain Levante in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Enditem
Tao Guannan from Guangdong and Shandong's Liu Zongyu took second and third places respectively.
Since 2013 the Swedes have played 30 matches at home, winning 18, drawing six and losing six, with the defeats coming against powerful sides such as Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and Wolfsburg to show the scale of the task facing Granada. Enditem