Defending champions Qingdao showed dominance from the very beginning of the semifinals against Xiamen Tefang as Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping swept Shang Yichen/Yan Chenxue 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 in the opening mixed doubles.
Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
Ruzomberok succeeded in cutting the lead to one thanks to Kmet who came on top after a series of shots and saves in Dunajska Streda's penalty box and enabled the visitors to push for their fifth draw in six rounds. But their efforts got thwarted by Martin Boda's red card in the final minute of regulation and Dunajska Streda defended the 3-2 lead.
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17. Enditem
Club co-owner Jorge Mas posted a picture of himself with the 32-year-old at Miami international airport and an official announcement confirming his move was said to be imminent.
In a tight mixed doubles battle, Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping rallied from one set down to overcome Feng Yanzhe/Huang Yaqiong 12-14, 15-14, 11-5, 11-8, helping Qingdao seal the victory.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
Shaanxi failed to level up before the half-time break when Wang Erzhuo's powerful long volley out of the box went wide in the 30th minute.
Michel Herrero finished off a sweeping team move to put Valladolid ahead in the 38th minute, but Masip's error in somehow allowing Ruben Lopez's 35-meter free kick to go through him, gave the visitors a point they scarcely deserved.
Walking off the pitch, Neymar told officials that he did so because he had been racially abused and the angry Brazilian tweeted after the match that his "only regret" was not hitting Gonzalez in the face.
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.