Serginho then turned from hero to villain when he received a second yellow card for scything down Carlos Eduardo two minutes from time.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Marcos Keno scored a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro twice came from behind to win 4-3 at Atletico Goianiense and move to the top of the Brazilian Serie A standings on Saturday.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hertha Berlin recovered from their first round German Cup exit to crush Werder Bremen 4-1, while Hoffenheim overpowered a resilient Cologne side 3-2 thanks to Andrej Kramaric's last-gasp goal in the opening round of the 2020/21 Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bifouma (R) of Shenzhen FC shoots during the first round match between Jiangsu Suning and Shenzhen FC of CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
It's against all odds for second division surprise Arminia Bielefeld. Fans can expect passionate football with the clubs 8th first tier season but doubts remain if the quality is taking the new arrival over the finish line.
BERLIN, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The latest survey among Bundesliga coaches seems to be a disappointment for Borussia Dortmund.
While professional football depends to a much lower extent on ticket sales, other sports view the decision only as a first step. Ice-hockey, handball and basketball require bigger crowds to cover their costs.
The GFA is yet to officially respond to the purported resignation of its deputy general secretary. Enditem
Helder Costa opened the scoring for Leeds, before Aleksander Mitrovic equalized for Fulham from the penalty spot.