However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
On the Henan side, 2020 top draft pick Fang Min contributed 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in her WCBA debut. Zhang added 16 points.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Six minutes later, Bruno Labbadia's men thought they had opened the scoring but Jhon Cordoba's goal was ruled offside.
Schalke then invited Leipzig for another goal in the closing stages as Matija Nastasic's handball caused a penalty. Halstenberg stepped up and converted the subsequent penalty to round off the 4-0 victory on home soil.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the visitors in the 17th minute, but Rodrigo Moreno's first goal for Leeds in the 59th minute, following an error from City keeper Ederson, gave his side a point they more than deserved.
"Scoring goals gives us confidence. It is a great victory," said PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel.
In the match between Wuhan and Beijing, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao gave Wuhan an early 1-0 lead as she stole the ball from a Beijing defender and hit the ball into the net in the 3rd minute. Wang Xinxin helped Wuhan extend the lead in the 14th minute as she lobbed a pass that flew straight into the net, catching the keeper off guard.
The "BVB" controlled possession and should have added another goal to its lead before the break but Freiburg's goalkeeper Florian Muller was on guard to defuse the efforts from Thomas Meunier and Mats Hummels in the closing period of the first half.
The signings of Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) Sergino Dest (Ajax) failed due to the Blues demand to implement a buying-obligation and Barcelona surpassing Bayern's 20 million offer.
Alfaro was appointed Ecuador's head coach in August following the resignation of Jordi Cruyff.