"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
Meanwhile, PSG's defender Layvin Kurzawa and his Marseille counterpart Jordan Amavi were also booked with direct red cards for a fight with each other in the disorder.
Kardec scored Chongqing's second goal in the 83rd minute, contributing an outstanding diving header after collecting mate's corner kick.
Chelsea have been big movers this summer to give Frank Lampard a squad to challenge for the title.
Brazilian forward Hulk increased Shanghai's lead early in the second half with a header from full-back Wang Canchao's exquisite cross to make it 2-0.
Two minutes later, Bremen eventually broke the deadlock after Ludwig Augustinsson's pinpoint cross to the far post found Joshua Sargent, who made no mistake to head home into the top left corner.
So far the only new arrival at Anfield is Kostas Tsimikas, who should provide cover for Andy Robertson at left back, but with plenty of time before the transfer window closes, the club is expected to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich to give further options to an already impressive midfield.
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's promising long jumper Shi Yuhao will compete in his first national-level event for two years at the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships next week and will test his sprinting ability in the 100 meters.
Hunan now ranks third in the standings behind Qingdao and Ruichang Biyuan. First-placed Qingdao breezed past Xiamen 4-1 on Thursday, while Ruichang overcame Anhui Souyu 3-2.
Florian Thauvin's close-range volley set up by Dimitri Payet in the 31st minute punished the defending champions to a two-game losing streak in the opening two weeks of the Ligue 1 campaign, the first time the capital-based club has lost its first two games in a season since 1984-1985.
Two test events have been scheduled for December at the Capital Gymnasium - the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating and the ISU Speed Skating World Cup.