The battle for the second place remained tight until the final kilometers, as Rio Olympic Games runner-up Cai, representing Team Yunnan, held off a strong challenge from London Olympic champion Chen to finish second in 1:22:03. The 28-year-old Chen of Guangdong trailed nine seconds further behind to take the third place.
The 20-year-old Duplantis, who set the world record of 6.18m on the World Indoor Tour in February, secured his victory after clearing 5.85m with his second attempt. He went on to clear 6.00m and finally conquered 6.15m with his second effort of the day.
Atletico Mineiro, who are managed by former Argentina and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, now have 21 points from 10 matches, one point ahead of second-placed Internacional, who have a game in hand.
Despite pundits predicting Schalke to be among the relegation candidates, Raman is convinced, "we won't get into trouble this time. The squad has learned its lesson," he said.
Elsewhere, Villarreal came back from a goal down to take their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at home to Eibar.
Thiago began his career at FC Barcelona, progressing through the youth system with his brother Rafinha, and said one reason he joined Liverpool was that it had a "family" feeling.
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
RB Leipzig will take on Mainz in front of 8,500 fans on the stands, while Eintracht Frankfurt is allowed to play with a 6,500 crowd against league newcomer Arminia Bielefeld. Borussia Dortmund is aiming for 10,000 spectators in its encounter against Moenchengladbach.
The first report "They Blamed Me Because I Am Asian," written by 87 high school interns from the center's Youth Campaign, analyzed 990 interviews with AAPI youths this summer to explore how young people are coping with rising racism.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.
Depending on local rules and arena capacity, the number of fans will differ.