Shenhua took the upper hand after Yang Xu converted a penalty on 47 minutes from Lu Lin's trip on Peng Xinli but R&F leveled in the 79th minute as Zhang Gong flicked in a cross from Chen Zhizhao.
Marcio Barbosa pulled one back through a fabulous solo show in the 52nd minute. Dong Honglin scored an equalizer within one minute.
Meanwhile, FIFA president Gianni Infantino restated FIFA's support for the football community during the crisis.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
"I spoke to him yesterday (Friday) before training; I think that the young players have to play regularly and that is what I told him," Koeman commented, adding that the same went for Carles Alena and new signing Pedri.
Xinjiang's chances to equalized were seriously diminished in the 38th minute when their goalkeeper Gu Junjie was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.
"These two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time," she added.
Despite the lack of any games for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has been moved three places up to be positioned 30th by the FIFA.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.
Former Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham is said to be a decisive factor as the 17-year-old impressed with his maturity when operating as a box-to-box midfielder.
"It's not true that I'm not counting on him," insisted Koeman, who believes a loan move is likely.