Messi was the center of attention at the start of the game after his attempt to leave the club over the summer and Friday's criticism of the decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but Fati was the hero of the game, scoring in the 15th and 19th minute and then winning a penalty to allow Messi to add a third in a thrilling first half performance.
"We expect a very tough match because Pakhtakor are physically strong but we are ready," said Golmohammadi.
However, the wheels came off on Sunday as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat away to Atletico Madrid, who tore Granada's usually solid defense apart time after time.
Beijing Guoan announced Sunjic's arrival from Dynamo Moscow on Wednesday before immediately confirming his loan to Henan Jianye, who sit bottom of the eight-team Group A in the ongoing 2020 CSL season, with only one win and three draws after 14 matches. Enditem
Representing Jiangsu, Zhang finished the first 50 meters in 25.82 seconds, leading the runner-up Li Shuang from Henan by nearly two seconds, and won the title in 56.29 seconds.
However, there was also good news.
Rumors speak of former Augsburg coach Manuel Baum of possibly taking over as the new head coach.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
In Tuesday's other action, Shanghai smashed Hebei 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-7), Tianjin beat Yunnan 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-13), Liaoning defeated Guangdong 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15), and Zhejiang crushed Sichuan 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16). Enditem
In the day's earlier fixture, Spezia registered their first Serie A win, as the newly-promoted side stunned Udinese 2-0. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six-time champions Boca Juniors secured their place in the Copa Libertadores knockout stage on Tuesday, despite being held to a goalless home draw by Libertad.