Corinthians are one of the most successful soccer clubs in Brazil, having won the national Serie A title seven times. Enditem
A concertina effect after the first start saw the slow-starting Red Bull of Max Verstappen - who had had engine trouble before the race had even started - and Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri pushed off into the gravel at turn 2, resulting in the deployment of the safety car to clear the stricken vehicles.
The 61-year-old incumbent president Ahmad Ahmad, who brought the 29-year reign of former president Issa Hayatou to an end by defeating him in January 2016 could seek a second four-year term.
The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.
Elsewhere, Relentless Borussia Monchengladbach whitewashed lower league side FC Oberneuland 8-0. Cologne crushed VSG Altglienicke 6-0 while Augsburg showed no mercy following a 7-0 victory over Eintracht Celle, and Wolfsburg moved past Union Furstenwalde 4-1. Enditem
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17. Enditem
"Asia and Taylor played a great match," Melichar continued. "We've known each other for so many years, played against each other so many times."
The third seeds will face the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
The result means Rafa Benitez's side are sixth in Group A, three points off the fourth place, while Shanghai Shenhua slip to the fifth position in the group on goal difference. Both teams have chances to advance to the championship group for the second stage of Chinese Super League with five games remaining.
The pressure for the German coach and his PSG team may grow in the coming week as they face a busy schedule with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday and followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.