The Wolves took a hard-earned win and are now one victory away from booking their berth in the Europa League's group stage, as ten-man Desna were unable to cause surprise.
Chinese naturalized player Ai Kesen, known as Elkeson in Brazil, put the Guangzhou side 1-0 ahead in the 14th minute with a penalty kick.
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.
It is the first Tour win for the UAE Team Emirates, in either their current guise or as former outfit Lampre, which ends a run of five straight titles for British team Ineos, former known as Team Sky. Enditem
Meanwhile, Benjamin Garre and Tiago Banega scored in the last five minutes of regular time to hand Argentina's Racing Club a 2-0 win at Alianza Lima.
The China Hub will feature the first Grand Smash, the top tier in professional table tennis.
Instead of 2,100 fans, only a few hundred might go, while Sevilla is not expecting more than 500 followers.
Teda's Frank Acheampong scored in the 69th minute but his goal was ruled out for offside. Alessandrini added the third for Huanghai in the 88th minute. Enditem
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with an injury and the Brazilian is suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
"Jiangsu has more national team players with significant advantages in height, we should use some strategies to limit them," Wang added. Enditem
In a message posted on Weibo, China's twitter-like platform, Guangzhou R&F spoke highly of the 33-year-old Zahavi who arrived in 2016 and scored 103 goals in 117 appearances for the Guangzhou-based club.