"We played very well against a good team. We won more tackles and played very offensively today," Frankfurt's Sebastian Rode said.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
The match featured several Chinese national team players, including Jiangsu's Zhang Changning and Tianjin's Li Yingying.
BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen and its secretary-general Thomas Lund said in a joint letter Friday that pushing back the tournament would affect the world rankings and next season's BWF Tournament calendar but it was the best option.
The Austrian team took the lead just eight minutes later, as Japanese midfielder Masaya Okugawa received an accurate pass from substitute Sekou Koita of Mali and scored the winning goal.
Beating Shenzhen was the only way for Dalian to keep its Final Group A dreams alive with two rounds left in the first phase. But Morteza Pouraliganji's header from the penalty spot and a Harold Preciado strike saw Shenzhen take a 2-0 lead after 31 minutes.
In the second half, veteran Cao Yunding left the pitch after he got a thigh strain while running fast.
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He didn't play in Real Sociedad's game against Real Madrid on Sunday night in order to ensure he was not injured ahead of the move.
"We will apply the same rules at Roland Garros as elsewhere. We will go from 5,000 to 1,000," he told France 2 TV.
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem, who has lost back-to-back Roland Garros finals to Nadal, has been drawn into the same half as the Spaniard and faces non-seeded former world No. 3 Marin Cilic.