Henan missed the chance to equalize in the 64th minute when Fernando Karanga's spot-kick was blocked by Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo.
Zahavi finished as Chinese Super League top scorer in the 2019 season with 29 goals.
Both Tottenham and Newcastle have produced Jekyll and Hyde starts to the season, with Spurs losing to Everton and then scoring five away to Southampton, while Newcastle beat West Ham before being thrashed at home to Brighton and then netting seven in the Carabeo Cup. Given those records anything could happen when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane.
Both sides started highly motivated as Leverkusen took over, whereas Wolfsburg focused on turnovers and fast breaks. However, both teams lacked in accuracy.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
There have been several instances of players challenging a Bundesliga club in such a manner in recent years. Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both went on strike to force Borussia Dortmund to allow their transfers to Barcelona and Arsenal respectively.
Cunha has scored seven times in 13 appearances for Hertha Berlin since joining the Bundesliga club from RB Leipzig in January. He has 14 goals in 16 appearances for Brazil's under-23 national team.
It looked as if it was going to be a stroll for Liverpool, who were in total control and brought Thiago Alcantara on for his debut. The new signing from Bayern Munich was then guilty of a needless foul on Timo Werner to give Jorginho the chance to level from the spot, only for Allisson to save his tame spot kick.
Wolfsburg eventually put the result beyond doubt in the dying minutes of the game after Xaver Schlager's square pass found unmarked Ginczek, who had all time and space to tap home the assist into the open goal.
The Guangzhou side leads the table with 31 points with the win, while Henan Jianye languish at second from the bottom with six points. Enditem
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