About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
The result in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil ended a tumultuous week for Flamengo in the Andean country. The Rio de Janeiro outfit crashed to a 5-0 defeat against Independiente del Valle in Quito last Thursday and then had 11 players - including seven regular starters - ruled out of Tuesday's match because of positive coronavirus tests.
China's national team player Gong Xiangyu notched up seven points to help Jiangsu take the first set.
James, 29, has also sparkled in his first two matches in the Premier League following his move from Real Madrid.
The first half did not witness any aggressive attacks until the 40th minute, when 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribbled the ball from the front field to the box, skipped through Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleyed from a close range, but was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
Falcao, 34, has has been in impressive form for Galatasaray so far this season, netting three times in the opening two rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
With the win, Guangzhou climbed to sixth in the league, only one point behind the fourth Shanghai Shenhua, while Dalian dropped to seventh. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Suning stunned defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1, while Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Thursday.
After winning the match 5-1, Yan now faces Martin Gould.
The club insisted that their measures and protocols around COVID-19 remain stringent. They even offered to test the Hull City team ahead of Tuesday's fixture, but the visitors declined the offer.