Beijing and Shandong opened their game without too much intensity but the former ruthlessly embarked on a 13-0 run and closed the first half with a 15-point lead.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Malian captain Hamari Traore secured the opening goal in the third minute while El Bilal Traore and Haidara Amadou also scored in the 49th and 75th minutes respectively to secure a convincing win for the Eagles.
The hosts' efforts eventually paid off in the closing period of the first half after Kai Havertz's build-up work allowed Draxler to chip the opener past an onrushing Gunok into the bottom right corner.
After matchday 3, Scotland top the group with 7 points, thanks to a 1-0 home win against Slovakia, followed by the Czech Republic (6 points), Israel (2) and Slovakia (1).
"I spoke with Messi when everything related to his situation with Barcelona was resolved and we had another extensive talk when he came [to Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers]," Scaloni told a virtual news conference.
The young sensational roared into her first Grand Slam final, only the second of the Tour level, with the loss of just 23 games, the fewest since Mary Pierce finished runner-up in Paris in 1994. The Polish has stunned 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in the first round and avenging last year's French Open defeat to top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round.
Suarez's exit after six seasons and 198 goals with the Blaugrana prompted his teammate and close friend Lionel Messi to publicly criticize the club as he bid an emotional farewell on social media.
"That's what I try to do here also in the national team: to push my intensity to the limit to achieve big things," the former Liverpool player said.
Zapata's Atalanta teammate Luis Muriel then coolly slotted home from 10 yards after Johan Mojica found him unmarked in the box.
Valverde has become indispensable for Real Madrid this season, starting in three of the team's four La Liga matches and blossoming in a box-to-box role.