TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Ibrahima Niane scored in the 71st minute to give Metz the lead, but midfielder Morgan Sanson's goal in stoppage time saved the game for the hosts.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday, in another game where VAR had a major say and which Betis defender Emerson will probably want to forget.
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.
AFC general secretary Windsor John said the change reflects the new stature of the competitions and will produce significant benefits for the body and its member associations.
The 26-man squad also featured 11 Mexico-based players and three representatives from US Major League Soccer clubs.
"He is taking his medical test and he still has to sign his contract," commented Koeman, who said that although he would "rather not talk" until the youngster had put pen to paper, "we are going to have a young full back. He will have to compete with other defenders, but he is young and has played in the Champions League and I am certain he will be very useful."
Olympic medalist Wang Shun reached the finishing line first in the men's 400m individual medley in 4:11.89.
Points by Jayson Granger cut the gap to 49-51 in the 24th minute, but Maccabi's Angelo Caloiaro responded with points of his own, leading Maccabi to a 67-58 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The result at the Maracana stadium lifted Flamengo to the top of their group with 12 points from five matches, three points ahead of second-placed Independiente.