Leipzig, however, responded straight away and pressed Mainz on the back foot to restore their two-goal lead three minutes later as Haidara made no mistake to tap home Forsberg's square pass.
It looked as if it was going to be a stroll for Liverpool, who were in total control and brought Thiago Alcantara on for his debut. The new signing from Bayern Munich was then guilty of a needless foul on Timo Werner to give Jorginho the chance to level from the spot, only for Allisson to save his tame spot kick.
Flick admitted, "We're not yet at our highest level." At the same time, the coach is aware that they possibly won't reach it this season, especially when competitions are in the final stages. Enditem
The match was played behind closed doors at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, the southern part of the coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Qingdao scored the consolation goal from Denis Popovic's penalty in the dying minutes.
The suspense of the match was killed early in the third set as Jiangsu started with a 5-0 run and continued its form by scoring seven consecutive points in a row in the middle of the set.
The 20-year-old kept a clean sheet after clearing 5.82 meters. Reigning world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and France's former world record holder Renaud Lavillenie needed their third attempts to leap off 5.82m.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
Szalai was placed on an individual training program but refused to stay away from team training, and joined practise sessions of the club's under-23 team.
Josue's penalty doubled Beer Sheva's lead in the 71st minute, after Vitor was fouled in the area by Motherwell defender Declan Gallagher, who was sent off for a second yellow card.