Later on Thursday, Beijing also celebrated a 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-21) victory against Yunnan.
Shanghai is scheduled to meet Beijing Guoan in the next round on Friday, and will secure the top spot going into the second phase if it could remain undefeated. Shijiazhuang will fight against Chongqing Lifan on the same day.
The 24-time Norway international follows Josep Martinez, Hee-Chan Hwang, Benjamin Henrichs, Lazar Samardzic and Angelino as the sixth new arrival of the summer transfer period.
In 1984, the 1. FC Nuremberg squad informed the public after coach Heinz Hoeher held a training session at 6am to punish his team. Enditem
The next edition of football's showpiece tournament will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Enditem
"We have played very well in the whole first phase. The next thing is to recover and keep in good form to face the second phase matches," said SIPG captain Hulk.
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with an injury and the Brazilian is suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically book a place in football's showpiece tournament. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Seven minutes later, Caio Lucas added his name to the scoresheet as Sharjah rounded off the scoring.
Flamengo traveled to Ecuador with a 25-man squad but have also reportedly asked registered players who stayed in Rio to be on standby to fly to Ecuador on Monday. Enditem
Yet, the fourth set became Jiangsu's one-sided show again as Gong Xiangyu made six kills and one block.