The new season was delayed for over five months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CSL, clubs and public health authorities have made the best provisions to avoid any risks, which adjusted to the "new normal" when China's most popular sports resumed.
The Spaniard will next take on 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who beat Slovakia's world number 102 Andrej Martin 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) revealed that the second phase matches would be played in a two-legged knockout format, with the CSL's 16 teams divided into a championship group (Final A) and a relegation group (Final B).
The competition's group stage draw will take place on Friday, in the Swiss city of Nyon. Enditem
That performance has put Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano under pressure and both he and Machin need wins to assure they are still in their jobs after the international break.
As required by the government, the maximum limit of attendees per day at this year's French Open has shrunk to only 1,000 in response to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in and around Paris. Enditem
Roberto Soldado will probably replace Jorge Molina in the Granada starting 11 on Thursday, while the Darwin Machis will also probably start with Antonio Puertas perhaps dropping to the bench for the Chinese owned club.
Zidane is likely to bring either Isco or Luka Modric into his starting 11 to replace Kroos, although the doubt remains whether he will use a 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond formation that helped Madrid beat Betis at the weekend, or the 4-3-3 he fielded away to Real Sociedad in his side's league opener.
Fernando doubled his tally with an unstoppable volley in the 74th minute. In stoppage time, Ba Dun finished his first goal in CSL this year and made it a 4-0 victory against Shijiazhuang.
The last eight will fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie with the winners of the second-tier league. Enditem
While the club seems to have hit rock bottom after a devastating season opening with two defeats and a -10 goal difference.