However, the top Shenzhen scorer was substituted with a suspected groin strain in the 43rd minute.
Despite the lack of any games for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has been moved three places up to be positioned 30th by the FIFA.
The 28-year-old was one of five Premier League players included in manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 30-man squad on Friday.
To survive the club's crisis, Schalke turned to wage cuts, part-time work for employees, and a 30 to 40-million-euro loan from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
"He's an important leader for the team and a big part of what we're building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark. He can achieve that here," said Arteta.
ACCRA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed its condolences to Ghanaian eight teenage footballers killed in a road accident.
NFABD also informed that the next national call-up in the FIFA calendar will be from October 5-13. Enditem
In the opening game, the Viola scored the winner in the 78th minute as Gaetano Castrovilli tapped in from Federico Chiesa's assist.
ROME, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins on Friday.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese international Li Yingying will lead Tianjin's strong lineup as the reigning league champions start their campaign in the Chinese women's volleyball championship on Wednesday.