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.
He returned to Fortaleza almost immediately, leading the side to ninth in the 20-team Serie A standings in 2019. They are 10th in the current table, only eight points behind leaders Internacional, more than a quarter of the way through the season.
In his opening speech, WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who is also president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said, "With World Table Tennis, we are working towards the next step: to create a new table tennis landscape and make it one of the world's largest sports properties. This has always been my dream."
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem
Wuhan and Shanghai were jointly leading the league both with a 6-0 record prior to Saturday's clash. In stoppage time of the intense match which Wuhan won by 3-0, Camila Martins De Aguiar of Shanghai was shown a direct red card for a flagrant tackle and then struck some Wuhan players, which then turned into a brawl.
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.
"The team are in a very difficult situation. We hope to win, and therefore the only thing we can do is keep fighting," said Bassogog.
"WTT Macao is our opportunity to show the world just what an incredible transformation our sport will be going through in the World Table Tennis era, and to demonstrate how we are elevating table tennis into one of the greatest sporting properties on the planet," said WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who also takes charge of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA).
Last season saw both Eibar and Celta involved in the struggle to avoid relegation and worryingly both sides look weaker than they did a year ago, with Eibar losing players such as veteran striker Charles, as well as winger Fabian Orellana and midfielders Gorka Escalante and Di Blasis. Jose Recio can do a battling job in midfield, but at the moment Jose Luis Mendilibar's side still needs new faces
Trump, 31, opened his play in Milton Keynes, England with a 3-1 victory over Chinese teenager Fan Zhengyi before defeating David Lilley 3-0. He then settled for a 2-2 draw with Alan McManus in his last match and won the group without challenge.
The IAAF claims that female athletes with natural high levels of testosterone have an unfair advantage over other female runners.