The victory ended a tumultuous two-week period for Flamengo. Following the defeat in Quito, the Rio outfit reported 16 COVID-19 cases in their squad, leaving them with only three regular first-team players for their Brazilian Serie A visit to Palmeiras last Sunday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Koeman changed the style Barca used under Quique Setien, adapting a 4-2-3-1, with Antoine Griezmann leading the line, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in the midfield holding roles and Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati in an attacking line of three.
There was drama in the last minute of injury time when Robin le Normand had the ball in the Valencia net only for the VAR to rule it out for handball.
Starting from pole position, Zhou kept his lead in the opening stages of the race while others jockeyed for position behind him.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
BERLIN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Champions League participants fear facing a challenging 2020/2021 season due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eren Derdiyok (3rd R) of Pakhtakor celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League round of 16 match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Esteghlal of Iran in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. Pakhtakor was qualified for the quaterfinals after beating Esteghlal 2-1. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
"The conditions are not easy. It's quite slow. The roof, obviously it helps a lot. especially in the next week, you never know if it's raining or not," said the Sinner.
CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe described the workshop as "a very important step" for the resumption of competitions, after months of no activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tao Guannan from Guangdong and Shandong's Liu Zongyu took second and third places respectively.
Local favourite Kristina Mladenovic was a victim of a missed call in her first round defeat to Laura Siegemund of Germany on Tuesday.