Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
R&F broke the deadlock while Saba forced Jianye defender Chen Hao into an own goal in the 12th minute.
Under that clause, Messi could leave the club for free if he requested to do so by June 10, the nominal end of the season. But the 2019/20 La Liga season extended beyond that date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, complicating matters.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Shijiazhuang once got a good chance to score in the 33rd minute when forward Liu Xingyu was clean through on goal but his low volley was easily saved by the keeper.
Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.
After the game, Beijing sits the second in Suzhou division, with Shanghai SIPG dominating the bellwether position. Wuhan ranks third, trailing Beijing by two points.
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
In other matches on Sunday, Atletico Mineiro won 1-0 at Coritiba, Sport Recife beat Goias 2-1 at home, Gremio drew 1-1 at Atletico Goianiense, Vasco da Gama secured a 1-0 win at home to Athletico Paranaense and Palmeiras won 2-1 at Bragantino. Enditem
LANZHOU, China, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Divided into two teams, over 20 girls from No.4 High School of Jingyuan County in northwest China's Gansu Province are preparing to play a football match.
SIPG promptly adjusted tactics to catch up in the second half but were still scoreless, only to see Brazilian forward Marcos Vinicius seal the result with a low drive for China Fortune in stoppage time.
Villalobos added: "There are 21 days left, but in a pandemic many things can happen. The agreement is there, but if the conditions are not met in both countries, the match could be suspended. We already have a hotel but we still don't know about the flight. There are no direct flights but there is one via Houston."