With one round left, Chongqing has booked a berth in the next stage.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
"We made a lot of preparations before the game, and everyone tried his best to notch the victory, especially against a strong opponent like Guangzhou," said Li after the game. Enditem
Hours later, Jiangsu Suning regained the second place after playing out a 0-0 stalemate with Shanghai Shenhua.
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Granada is one win away from the group stage of the Europa League after a 2-0 win at home to Georgian side Locomotive Tbilisi in the third qualifying round on Thursday night.
Eibar has started the campaign with two defeats, while Athletic Bilbao lost in Granada on the opening day of the season. However, with fans unhappy at Athletic's disappointing end to last campaign, question marks over coach Gaizka Garitano's defensive instincts and a lack of goals in attack, a defeat in the Ipurua Stadium would only increase the discontent surrounding a club that has so far failed to make any summer signings. Enditem
Against Sevilla, only three experienced players like Javi Martinez, Corentin Tolisso, and Jerome Boateng were left on the bench.
More than 2,000 competitors from China, Britain, Japan, Canada, Spain and other countries and regions will take part in the competition, which is comprised of a 65km race, 25km race and 5km race. The top eight contestants in the men's and women's groups can get prize money ranging from 100 yuan to 2,000 yuan.
Mexico are currently 11th in the FIFA rankings while Guatemala are 130th. Enditem
More than 1,600 participants from over 10 countries and regions have attended the event since its establishment in 2018. Enditem