Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.
The final of the AFC Champions League being played in the West Zone on Dec. 19 in a single match rather than in the traditional home and away format.
Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office confirmed on Saturday that up to now, 12 out of 15 ice rinks have been completed and the installation of the ice production equipment has started.
Chemnitzer FC took the reins and disrupted Hoffenheim's build-up work in the opening stages, forcing Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann into action twice with early chances.
Beckham unveiled plans for his own MLS franchise in 2014, exercising an option that was written into his contract with former team LA Galaxy.
"The big thing for me was to be the aggressor and to be okay with making unforced errors," said Osaka. "Apparently I didn't make that many. Just to accept the unforced errors because I know that I'm going for shots."
"I'm very happy to help my team win. This was the most memorable game for me this season. I learned a lot from all these games, which can help me in the future when playing in big events," said Lu.
"Our players are not in good forms. We need to make adjustment before our next matchday," Xie added.
One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
The hosts remained unimpressed and flabbergasted Hoffenheim with the equalizer at the hour mark when Kevin Freiberger controlled a pinpoint cross from Paul Milde to beat Baumann with a turn and shoot from 10 meters.