Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
On the Shanghai side, Zhou Yuyan had 11 points, and Han Xu bagged 10.
Having overcome last season's top-ranked side Beijing on Thursday, Jiangsu never looked threatened from the tip-off on Monday. They out-rebounded Tianjin 43-25 to score 26 points on second chances.
If Uruguay qualify for Qatar, Tabarez will be the first manager to take the same national team to five World Cups. He will also set a record as the oldest World Cup manager - he will be 75 when the tournament starts - surpassing Otto Rehhagel, who was 71 when he led Greece during the 2010 edition in South Africa.
Five Dongguan players scored in the double-digits. Dilana Dilishati had 19 points and eight boards. Shen Yi scored 18 points and dished out eight assists.
Falcao, 34, has found his scoring touch for Galatasaray this season with three goals from the opening four rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
Real Madrid won 2-0 away at Levante in a game played in Villarreal's El Madrigal Stadium thanks to an excellent first half goal from Vinicius Jr, who curled his shot in at the far post, an injury time goal from Karim Benzema and a series of important saves from Thibaut Courtois, who frustrated the home side with five second half saves to send his side top of the table.
"We've had an unbelievable group of players over the last two seasons and a squad of great people. I will miss them all hugely...I'd also like to say a massive thanks to the club for considering mine and my family's future and allowing me to make this move."
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.
After Shaanxi narrowed the gap to five points, Wuhan pulled away as four players connected on 3-pointers in a row, and led 40-35 at halftime.