Zhao's compatriots Lu Ning and Xu Si both competed in the other group on Thursday as David Gilbert edged them out with an advantage of the break.
"My buddy, I always believe you, support you and love you," Beijing teammate and Chinese international Zhai Xiaochuan wrote.
Having run away with the 2019-20 Premier League, Liverpool started the new campaign in a similar fashion, with talismanic attacker Mohamed Salah opening the scoring from the penalty spot after just four minutes following a handball from Leeds defender Robin Koch.
With this win, Al-Nassr replaced Al-Sadd SC at the top of Group D with seven points, while Sepahan remain in third place, two points off a knockout stage qualification spot ahead of matchday four's reverse fixture on Friday.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye dashed to a 20.72 second win in men's 200m at 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships here on Thursday.
The trial will run until the end of October. The situation will then be reevaluated in six weeks.
Slovan's Brazilian striker Rafael Ratao had the biggest opportunity in the 41st minute when he found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper but failed to take the clear-cut chance, instead, failing to square the ball to a teammate.
TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Persepolis midfielder Bashar Resan says his side will face a tough match against Al-Duhail in the AFC Champions League on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- La Liga on Wednesday announced two changes to the scheduled kickoff times of the second round of matches of the season to be played this weekend.
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 31-year-old had one year left on his previous contract and would have been able to leave for nothing in the summer of June 2021.