Chongqing posed more of a threat than Shijiazhuang after the game started. After the goalie saved brilliantly from midfielder Chen Jie's long-range shot in the fifth minute, Chongqing got another corner kick and an accurate cross from right-back Jiang Zhe, helping Adrian to score at close range to make it 1-0.
Both sides accelerated their rhythm in the second set, but Hebei could hardly break through the tight blocks cemented by Xu Ruoya and Wang Chenyue as Jiangsu had an identical winning scoring for the second set.
"We gave up our own advantage in tactics, only to let Jiangsu play its way comfortably," said Shanghai head coach Wang Zhiteng.
The result at the Beira-Rio stadium meant Gremio jumped to second in the group's standings, equal on points with Internacional but with an inferior goal difference.
New signing Donny van de Beek gave United a chance with a goal in his debut but Zaha's excellent second strike five minutes from time condemned them to defeat.
With the win, Chongqing pocketed five straight wins to rank third with 21 points, while Shijiazhuang dropped to the fifth with 17 points, four points behind the fourth-placed Hebei China Fortune, and had no chance to enter the top four with only one game left in the division. Enditem
Wuhan ranked fifth with 16 points, only one point behind the fourth-placed Shijiangzhuang Ever Bright and two points behind the third-placed Hebei China fortune, while Chongqing sat sixth with 15 points before the match.
The Spanish side, which has Chinese owners, now travel to Sweden to play Malmo for a place in the group stage of the tournament. Enditem
Portu opened the scoring in the 55th minute from a tight angle after a pass from Mikel Merino, and Adnan Januzaj doubled the visitors' lead 13 minutes from time from the penalty spot after he had been clipped in the Elche area.
With the pandemic situation worsening in recent weeks in France, the government has taken action to control of the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 31,500 people in the country.
Wuhan posted more threats than Chongqing in the second half, but they didn't take their scoring opportunities. What's worse for Wuhan, French midfielder Eddy Gnahore was sent off in the 76th minute after he received a second yellow card for his foul on right-back Jiang Zhe.