Domenec Torrent's team looked a shadow of the side that dominated Brazilian and South American football last year as Independiente secured their third win from as many matches and rose to the top of Group A.
Back in May, several countries followed the successful example of playing football matches behind closed doors in accordance with strict COVID-19 hygiene regulations.
"I just came back from the training camp of the national team and everything is so familiar to me," said the 20-year-old side hitter, who helped China claim the World Cup title a year ago in Japan. "I will work with my teammates and get well prepared for the upcoming games."
Guoan went ahead before the interval as Cedric Bakambu headed home a cross from Augusto. Substitute Alan Douglas scored in the 88th minute to extended Guoan's lead to 3-1, but Hebei's Zhang Chengdong sparked the game into suspense with a powerful shot in the second minute of stoppage.
Dortmund broke the deadlock courtesy of two 17-year-old youngsters, as new arrival Jude Bellingham passed into the path of Giovanni Reyna, who drilled the ball right-footed into the far corner in the 35th minute.
The next 20 minutes were dominated by Brest, but Maccabi's defense stopped all the visitors' attempts.
Both SIPG and Zall started the game aggressively, but neither side managed a goal in the first half. SIPG broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Australian striker Marko Arnautovic jumped to find the net with a power header. 11 minutes later, Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy scored his first goal in the CSL for SIPG and extended the lead to 2-0.
Ismael Al Hammadi (L) of Shabab Al Ahli vies for the ball with Ali Nemati of Shahr Khodrou during the AFC Asian Champions League group B football match between Shabab Al Ahli of United Arab Emirates and Shahr Khodrou of Iran at Al Janoub Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
But the biggest surprise was the inclusion of 19-year-old Menino, who can play at right-back or in midfield. The Brazil under-20 player was only promoted to the Palmeiras first-team squad in January and has made just nine league appearances for the club.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- La Liga on Wednesday announced two changes to the scheduled kickoff times of the second round of matches of the season to be played this weekend.
"We didn't make any mistake by hiring him and there have been no broken promises from Dome [about changing Flamengo's playing style]," Braz said, adding that Flamengo's hectic fixture list had left Torrent with little time to implement his ideas.