Real Madrid kicked off with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad in their opening game, which again highlighted their problems in creating chances. Zinedine Zidane is still likely to be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio due to fitness problems, and there is a slight doubt over Martin Odegaard, who returned a positive COVID-19 test result, followed by a negative in a second test on Tuesday.
In the 61st minute, Coronado made a cross into the near post to Welliton who was on the right position to head home for his hat-trick and Sharjah's fifth.
Saba joined Guangzhou R&F in January 2019 and scored 18 goals in 36 appearances.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth position of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16-December 12.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- With a wonder goal from Marcelo Cirino, Chongqing Lifan beat Wuhan Zall 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Despite the likely return of some familiar faces, Queiroz hinted at possible surprises in his squad.
Ibrahimovic had the chance to complete his hat-trick in the 63rd minute, but he ballooned the ball over the bar with the goalkeeper well beaten.
"We know that nobody can ignore the importance of Paolo, but we have to try replace him and the national team has responded," Gareca told reporters in a virtual press conference.
The 21-year-old replaces Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, who has been ruled out of the fixtures with a calf injury.
The goalkeeper protected his side from a bigger defeat after neutralizing the chances from Angelino and substitute Christopher Nkunku in the closing stages.
Pellegrini has had a perfect start to life at the club with two wins from two games and with Betis looking a lot harder to score against than last season.