The defender was then shown a direct red card in the 67th minute for bringing down Luka Jovic, when the striker looked to be through on goal to leave Betis with 10 men.
Hoffenheim then grabbed the lead out of the blue with 16 minutes gone when Ermin Bicakcic headed home Dennis Geiger's corner kick to stun Hansi Flick's men.
Evergrande finally collects 34 points after 14 rounds while Dalian sits the second to last with 11 points. Enditem
Persepolis will meet Pakhtakor in the quarter-finals at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday.
After the goalless draw, Luneng finished the first session of the league sitting in a third out of eight in Dalian division standings. The season league title favorite will try to reach the CSL semifinals in two legged playoff against Beijing Guoan in October.
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.
In Rio de Janeiro, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to move up to third with a 1-1 home draw against Bragantino.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
World Athletics also announced that the Cross Country Championships will move from odd years to even years in 2024 to align with the Olympic Games. Enditem
Baum is giving up his job as the German association's under-20 and under-18 coach. It is said that Naldo will hang up his boots to join Schalke.
PARIS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of the French Open after sweeping aside Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.