Meanwhile, Guarani also booked a place in the next stage of the tournament with a 3-1 win at Tigre. Johan Romana, Jose Florentin and Cecilio Dominguez netted for the Paraguayan outfit while Pablo Magnin was on target for the Argentine side.
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.
Schalke will encounter third-placed RB Leipzig in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Enditem
"Mistakes are human, but I don't see how the umpire can miss that. She didn't see a double bounce," the 2017 French Open quarterfinalist added.
Schalke needs new confidence, he added, saying that Naldo might not only have spoken about the club's squad. Enditem
Guangzhou Evergrande are chasing their ninth CSL title having dropped just eight points. But Fabio Cannavaro's side still have problems to solve on the defensive end, where ageing full-backs Li Xuepeng and Zhang Linpeng have raised questions whether they can stay healthy and consistent throughout the next stage.
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.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty awarded through VAR after Marc Bartra was judged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
"Especially here in Paris, I'm extremely happy because it's my favorite Grand Slam and favorite tournament of the year. I always play good here. I had many chances in last couple of years. I had match points or really close matches. I always play good here, just didn't close it," Schmiedlova said after the victory.