Midfielder Adil Aouchiche opened the score for the Greens only two minutes into the game after slotting home Yvan Neyou's cross. Left back Yvann Macon extended the lead in the 66th minute but the hosts responded quickly as Moses Simon pulled one back only five minutes later, before Renaud Emond levelled the score for Nice five minutes before the final whistle.
The weekend now kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with Alaves looking for their first point of the season when they entertain an always complicated Getafe, who are coached by former Alaves boss Jose Bordalas.
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.
Kepa is under ever-increasing pressure after making the latest in a series of errors in Chelsea's 2-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday.
The race also featured an outdoor mountain track that took in several scenic spots across four different cities in Gansu. Enditem
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs.
It has a decent record against Real Madrid with two wins and a draw in their last three games, the last of those being a 2-1 victory in the Benito Villamarin stadium. Nabil Fekir is fit to start and will probably play alongside Borja Iglesias and Sergio Canales. Enditem
Yan, 20, faced his fourth-round opponent Aaron Hill after the 18-year-old had stunned six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the draw, but only managed to claim one frame against Yan, who ranks 15th in the world.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
World champion Xu Jiayu stood first in the preliminary of the men's 200m backstroke in 2:00.54 to fight for the gold in the final.
Cazares, capped 21 times for Ecuador, has made 205 appearances and scored 41 goals for Atletico Mineiro since joining the Belo Horizonte outfit from Argentina's Banfield in 2016.