"I am satisfied with the players, they have good skills and positive attitude," the 46-year old said.
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
Lucien Favre then brought on Marco Reus for his return after a long injury lay-off, and the German international paid back his trust seconds later, beating Weinkauf following a free-kick at the hour mark.
Sara was again on target with a low finish after combining with Igor Vinicius. However, Marinho left his mark on the match as Santos extended their unbeaten run to four matches.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The first round of the 2020-21 Eredivisie season saw 10-man Ajax beat Sparta 1-0 in Rotterdam on Sunday, while Arjen Robben left the pitch injured in his comeback to football for FC Groningen.
"I started taking the ball much earlier. I started taking the ball more on the rise. I started giving myself the chance to be the one that is aggressive," Zverev added. "I think in the first few sets, Pablo was the one dictating much more than I did. This is how the match slowly turned around."
But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
"I am confident, especially since my speed ability has improved so much. My current speed is much faster than when I achieved 8.43m. To jump with such speed, (return to his best form) would not be a problem," he said. Enditem
The tournament, organized by the Kenya Open Golf Limited and the European Tour, was originally scheduled for March 12-15 in Nairobi but was postponed due to threats posed by COVID-19 and was later slated for Nov. 12-15. This again has been shelved for next year.
The 25-year-old Slovak owns a lifetime best mark of 17.09m set last year in Wuhan, China. Enditem
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.