The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A for the championship race while the bottom four falling into Final B for the 9th to the 16th places.
Led by two-time world champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang, the Chinese swimmers bettered the world record by 0.15 seconds. The previous record was held by American swimmers.
Neal Maupay had put the home side in front from the penalty spot and Brighton hit the woodwork five times before Maupay's 97th minute handball allowed Bruno Fernandes to net the winner.
Plzen dominated the second half but Beer Sheva came closer to scoring, as Dutch striker Elton Acolatse hit the post in the 68th minute after a run from the halfway line.
41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
They will always be a threat from set pieces as Kike Garcia showed in their goal, but unless things improve fast it could be a difficult campaign in Ipurua. Enditem
Zhejiang's captain Zhu Yuezhou was the key person to lead her side to give Liaoning a 4-0 and a 6-0 shock in the middle of the third set. Liaoning then failed to cut the deficit.
Juve went a player down in the 62nd minute as Adrien Rabiot was sent off after collecting his second yellow.
"More than 10,000 schools in China are using our products," said Liang. "And we are expecting more."
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Newly-promoted Suzhou Dongwu pocketed its first win in Chinese football's second-tier League One after beating Taizhou Yuanda 2-1 on Thursday.
The game was over as a contest in the 45th minute after Pau Torres put the ball into his own net to make it 4-0 and the second half was an anti-climax, although it allowed Ousmane Dembele to return after injury and new signings Pedri, Miralem Pjanic and Francisco Trincao to make their Barca debuts.