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Marek Hamsik (R) of Dalian Pro passes the ball during the 14th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Dalian Pro at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
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.
The result at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, which came less than two weeks after Independiente whitewashed Flamengo 5-0 in Quito, guarantees the defending champions a place in the knockout phase.
"Judd is miles ahead in front, but in a year he will have to defend six tournaments and if he doesn't win those six tournaments he will lose a lot," said Selby. "That is my aim to get to number one. It is going to be difficult, but that is what keeps me working every day and practicing hard." Enditem
Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.
Lautaro Martinez came off the bench to add the fifth for Inter with a rocket in the 72nd minute, and Caprari scored a consolation goal for Benevento four minutes later.
Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic and Pedri will all have to wait their turn on the bench, while whether or not Dembele is included will give an indication over the French international's future.
"Of course, I will make sure I don't make the same mistake twice," he added.
Evergrande had secured the top place of Group A before Sunday's match, while Dalian had dropped into the Final B.
In women's singles actions, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams survived a topsy-turvy opening set to ultimately ease past fellow American Kristie Ahn, 7-6(2), 6-0 to advance. Enditem