In the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, Gabriel Boschilia scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Internacional a 4-3 home win over Colombia's America de Cali.
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.
The 46-year-old talked about the efforts to, in the future, find talented young Chinese players to join the club in the Rhine-Ruhr-region.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 57th minute with a low drive from Fernandinho after he got a wonderful pass from Kardec to make it 1-0.
ROME, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kei Nishikori of Japan secured his first win of the season as he labored to beat Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the second round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italy, on Monday.
"I failed to finish the race in three hours and 40 minutes, so it was pity even though I won," said Zhaxi. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hertha Berlin recovered from their first round German Cup exit to crush Werder Bremen 4-1, while Hoffenheim overpowered a resilient Cologne side 3-2 thanks to Andrej Kramaric's last-gasp goal in the opening round of the 2020/21 Bundesliga on Saturday.
Hertha took the initiative from the kick-off whereas Bremen focused on their defence.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- World Table Tennis (WTT) held a video conference on Monday night to inform all ITTF member associations of latest updates ahead of the ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled on September 28.
The visitors doubled their lead shortly after the start of the second half, when the impressive Gabriel rose highest to head home Willian's corner.
With the domestic 2020/2021 campaign set to start on this Friday evening, none of the 17 challengers seems to have found a convincing answer yet.