Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
Hertha tried to respond but for all that Braunschweig doubled their advantage through Maximilian Mittelstadt, who deflected a header into his own goal with 17 minutes gone.
With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked on the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
Serie A teams are expected to consider the competing bids and to make a decision by the end of the month.
Though several drivers were critical of the manner in which Bottas had led the restart, race stewards took no action against the Finn, who lined up for the race's second standing start on lap 9 from pole position.
Besides Loe, two non-Chinese players, Nigerian striker Kingsley Onuegbu and Cameroon international Robert Ndip Tambe, have joined the second-tier club in northwest China's Shaanxi province.
"This sport is very entertaining," said Lu. "I hope more and more people can enjoy it." Enditem
The Yorkshire side's return to the top-flight after a 16-year absence got off to the worst start when defender Robin Koch was penalized for a handball and Mohamed Salah slotted home the resulting penalty kick.
The enamel Zun also features the designs of the "Bird's Nest", which staged the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics, the Temple of Heaven and the Dajingmen in Zhangjiakou, one of the four major passes in the Great Wall.
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.
In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem