"I was trying to find my rhythm and enhancing my cooperation with my teammates in today's match because I have long been out of formal games this year," said Tianjin captain Li.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
For its part, Femexfut said it hoped to set up a clash against another opponent on September 30.
Sevilla did create a great chance to score later, but Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer managed to keep the scores level to send the match into extra-time.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen FC dropped from the top-four of the Chinese Super League (CSL) Dalian division after losing to Shandong Luneng 2-1, while Shanghai Shenhua took Shenzhen's former position by drawing Jiangsu Suning 0-0 on Monday.
Maccabi, without nine players who tested positive for the coronavirus, surprised its opponent in the 9th minute, when midfielder Dan Biton scored, after a long pass from forward Eylon Almog.
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.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Greenland Shenhua ended its winless streak in the Chinese Super League here on Thursday after beating Guangzhou R&F 2-0 in Group A.
Substitute Mohammed Abdulbasit, who replaced Rashid, made it 3-0 in the 54th minute. Three minutes later, Al Taawoun goalkeeper failed to handle a back pass, allowing Welliton to snatch the ball and finish it into the empty net for Sharjah's fourth.
Salzburg evened the score in the 49th minute, as home team defender Matan Baltaksa committed a foul on Zambian forward Patson Daka in the penalty box, allowing Szoboszlai to make it 1-1 from the penalty spot.
Suarez is now being linked to a possible move to Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid, who are prepared to allow Alvaro Morata to join Juventus.