"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
River Plate's Armani and his Boca Juniors counterpart Andrada were joined by defenders Lucas Martinez Quarta (River Plate), Gonzalo Montiel (River Plate) and midfielder Eduardo Salvio (Boca Juniors), the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said.
Shanxi had a 10-3 dash in the midway of the last quarter, bringing the game beyond Hebei's reach.
Things got worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team as Anthony Martial was sent off for lashing out at Erik Lamela, and Harry Kane and Son made it 4-1 before halftime.
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
Although concerns are increasing among fans, as one of Germany's most prominent sides might fail to secure its first-tier participation for next season, the former teacher claimed to believe in the team's potential.
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
BERLIN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shalke 04 head coach Ralf Rangnick predicts exceptional results for the 2020-21 season in German and European football due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The emerging powerhouse tamed Hebei by a 44-point gap on Friday. Center Li Yueru shot 10 of 12 from the field to finish with a game-high 21 points. Chen Liyu helped with 16. Wei Wei nailed 14 points off the bench.