At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
Shenhua took the upper hand after Yang Xu converted a penalty on 47 minutes from Lu Lin's trip on Peng Xinli but R&F leveled in the 79th minute as Zhang Gong flicked in a cross from Chen Zhizhao.
The Blacks and Yellows have put together a squad with exceptionally talented youngsters and seem the only serious challenger.
The KPL, the body mandated to manage the local premier league, had taken Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) seeking to overturn the decision to prematurely end the 2019/2020 top-flight season and declare Gor champions.
In the women's pole vault, nobody conquered the height of 4.40 meters because of wet ground. Song Tingting, Niu Chunge and Asian champion Li Ling shared the same height of 4.30m, but Song won the title because she jumped the 4.30m mark in her first attempt.
Despite the defeat, Al-Taawoun remain top of Group C thanks to a superior head-to-head record over second-placed Al-Duhail SC, who beat Sharjah FC 2-1 earlier in the day to reach six points, while Persepolis climb above Sharjah into second place with four points, just two behind the group leaders at the stage's halfway point.
The squad also includes Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde, Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Inter Milan defender Diego Godin.
According to regulations, the last-placed team will be the only one automatic movers. In contrast, the other relegated team and promotion spots will be decided between the 15th place of CSL and the second tier's second place in a two-legged play-off, which will be held in the Suzhou division on November 18 and 22. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been named in Argentina's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia next month.
Belgium's Ben Broeders finish second with a personal best of 5.80m and Ernest John Obiena of the Philippines also cleared 5.80m but had to finish third after a count-back. Enditem