Italian wildcard Jasmine Paolini beat Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with top seed Simona Halep of Romania. Enditem
15th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria eased past Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1, while Marin Cilic rallied to beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with sixth seed David Goffin.
Chongqing enlarged the lead in the 65th minute when Fernandinho's pass was blocked by defender Shizhe's arm. After checking by VAR, the referee awarded Chongqing a penalty and Kardec made it 2-0.
With this win, Al-Nassr replaced Al-Sadd SC at the top of Group D with seven points, while Sepahan remain in third place, two points off a knockout stage qualification spot ahead of matchday four's reverse fixture on Friday.
"The result didn't meet my expectation. I was just not in right tempo," Xie commented.
Once again, Leeds would not be cowed, and the Yorkshire outfit had the effrontery to level the scores again ten minutes later, after a poor clearance from Van Dijk allowed Patrick Bamford to fire past goalkeeper Alisson.
Salihamidzic said Bayern is highly interested in keeping David Alaba despite having rejected the clubs' offer of assumed 17 to 18 million euros per season.
The first real threat from Teda in this match came in the 54th minute. Hui Jiakang was on the one-on-one position against Ever Bright's goalkeeper after being found by Odil Akhmedov's long pass. However, Hui's low shot slightly missed the target from the left post.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem
The Pole spoke about his side's determination to repeat last season's success. "We did something big, but to go on successfully means forgetting about the past," said Poland's captain.
Looking at the Bavarian's rivals, one ends up with Borussia Dortmund, Moenchengladbach, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. All hope the limited return of fans can deliver additional motivation. Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg might complete the race for international spots.