The Iranian Blues are scheduled to play Al Shorta on Sunday at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League. Enditem
Elsewhere, Villarreal came back from a goal down to take their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at home to Eibar.
The fact that the tie was decided with just one leg, rather than the traditional home and away format, meant the game was a potential banana skin for the Chinese-owned team making its first ever appearance in Europe, but Diego Martinez's side got off to a perfect start with two goals in 10 minutes.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is pessimistic about the club's chances of strengthening its squad before starting the new season.
A miracle happened in the last minute, after Beijing goalkeeper Guo Quanbo's defense from the back of Marcos Vinicius Amaral Alves gifted him a penalty after the referee checked the VAR, helping Hebei find the equalizer. Enditem
Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic (R) vies with Torino's Andrea Belotti during a Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina and Torino in Florence, Italy, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua)
"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
The second half witnessed breakthroughs in the final moments. In the 89th minute, Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho fired a missile for Beijing after finding a gap between two defenders.
Since the approval of the COVID-19 Relief Plan in June, FIFA has received applications from over 150 member associations.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brought all sports events to a grinding halt early in the year, many sports lovers, including aerobics enthusiasts were confined to their homes or their local communities.
Kike Gonzalez put Eibar ahead in the 50th minute, but two goals in an eight-minute spell on 62 and 70 minutes from Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer gave Unai Emery his first triumph at the club and also highlighted the attacking talent at his disposal.