Chang'an Athletic found the pace in the second half after Yang Hao made the equalizer in the 61st minute after collecting Wei's long pass.
Other players such as Piccini and Florenzi have also moved on and with no new faces other than returning loanees, new coach Javi Garcia much be wondering what he has got himself into.
Braunschweig's strategy did not pan out as Berlin levelled the scores in the 65th minute through Peter Pekarik, who benefitted from Cunha's cut-back pass from inside the box.
Nuremberg were unable to gain a foothold in the clash while the visitors from Leipzig dominated possession and kept Mathenia busy. However, neither Dani Olmo nor Christopher Nkunku extended the lead despite promising chances.
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
Aymeric Laporte's positive test for COVID-19 means he could miss the start of the campaign, but the Frenchman is vital to City's options.
"WTT Macao will be a table tennis show like no other before it. After months of waiting to see what this is all about, the time has come to raise the curtain for our first ever exhibition of World Table Tennis," Steve Dainton, WTT Director and ITTF CEO, declared.
But it's not only Thiago's poker game that is causing unrest.
The hosts remained unimpressed and flabbergasted Hoffenheim with the equalizer at the hour mark when Kevin Freiberger controlled a pinpoint cross from Paul Milde to beat Baumann with a turn and shoot from 10 meters.
"I consider New York my second home, I really love the atmosphere, even though sadly there are no people here, I really feel this court really suits me well," Osaka said.
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.