Veteran full-back Fagner gave the hosts the lead by converting a 12th-minute penalty after he was brought down in the area by Marcelo Benevenuto.
"It was a pity that we lost in stoppage time last game. We followed coach Van Bronckhorst's plan and all players focused on the game tonight, I'm glad to see that, and we deserved the win," said Saba.
Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
Leon are now a point clear of second-placed Cruz Azul, who will have the chance to regain top spot when they visit Atlas on Saturday.
Chang'an Athletic is in Group B with Meizhou Kejia, Guizhou Hengfeng, Zhejiang Greentown, Liaoning Shenyang and Jiangxi Liansheng. All the Group B matches will be played in Meizhou, Guangdong province.
"Two per month would have been enough," Loew underlined.
According to Du Zuofeng, deputy director of the Co-Host Cities Department of the organizers, the online activities (launched in July as part of the two-year countdown celebration) which encouraged people to upload their exercising record, was a big hit, engaging 310,000 people nationwide with a total of 21.72 million kilometers covered.
"The many games are a threat to the players' health. I don't understand why we went back to only three substitutes in the Nations League instead of five," Loew complained about UEFA's bad planning.
The pandemic forced clubs to develop creative concepts to stay in close contact with fans and partners worldwide. "Virtual tours run by several clubs have been a great success," he added.
The 52-year-old replaces Alfonso Sosa, who was sacked on Friday after a 2-0 home defeat to Leon, a result that left Necaxa 15th in the 18-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.
"With brighter color and more dynamic shapes, the new emblem now looks more vigorous," said Lin Cunzhen, designer of the Beijing 2022 emblems.