In the Meizhou division, Meizhou Hakka continued to lead the rankings by beating Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic 2-0, while Guizhou Hengfeng edged Jiangxi Liansheng 3-1, and Zhejiang Energy Greentown down Liaoning Shenyang Urban 1-0.
In Tuesday's other action, Shanghai smashed Hebei 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-7), Tianjin beat Yunnan 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-13), Liaoning defeated Guangdong 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15), and Zhejiang crushed Sichuan 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16). Enditem
Shanghai managed to turn a six-point deficit after the first quarter into a 10-point lead at the end of the first half, and never looked back afterwards.
A winless run of 18 games from the end of last season seems to endanger the club's future more than ever before if the right steps aren't made now.
Taizhou equalized at the beginning of the second half as Zhang Yang netted in the 52nd minute.
Despite losing a place to Bottas at the start, Verstappen was happy to finish second. "To be able to split the Mercedes cars, we can be pleased with that. I was just trying to do my own race. I'm very happy with second after two (retirements)."
Due to individual federal states' regulations, Germany's Champions League representatives - Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach - have to deal with varying restrictions.
Celta meanwhile will put their faith in Aspas, who has already scored three goals this season and will be a handful for the Barca back line.
All 12 Shanghai players in the match list made the scoreboard, with Zhang Zhiting and Li Yingyun scoring 15 and 10 points respectively.
Fujian had managed a 4-1 start in the third set but Jiangsu quickly overtook the lead and extended it to 15-10.
In the other game in the Chengdu division, after a goalless first half, Taizhou Yuanda broke the deadlock in the 54th minute to claim a 1-0 victory against Beijing Renhe, and Beijing BSU defeated Suzhou Dongwu 3-2.