Ahead of the Bavarian's first league game of the season this Friday evening against the FC Schalke 04, its staffing plans have stalled.
Kardec scored Chongqing's second goal in the 83rd minute, contributing an outstanding diving header after collecting mate's corner kick.
The result means Rafa Benitez's side are sixth in Group A, three points off the fourth place, while Shanghai Shenhua slip to the fifth position in the group on goal difference. Both teams have chances to advance to the championship group for the second stage of Chinese Super League with five games remaining.
Elsewhere on Sunday, VVV-Venlo booked a spectacular 5-3 win at FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo beat ADO Den Haag 2-0 and Vitesse was too strong for RKC Waalwijk, winning 1-0. The FC Utrecht-AZ match was postponed to give AZ more time to prepare for next Tuesday's match at Dynamo Kiev in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
Ten minutes later, Spanish midfielder Nono curved the ball beautifully over the wall on a set-piece and Dobrivoj Rusov had to fish the ball out of his net for the second and final time.
Kicking off on Saturday, the two-day event also included a 5km run, a 1km run, and a 0.2 km children's run.
Seven-time Serie A champions Corinthians, meanwhile, are 15th with just two wins from nine matches so far.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
The Premier League announced last Thursday that they have terminated their cooperation with Chinese broadcaster PP Sports.
Bahia are currently 13th in the 20-team Serie A standings with just two wins from seven matches.
It was the debut for Bratislava's new coach Darko Milanic who just signed with the team on Monday.