Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
Wagner's time in Gelsenkirchen might soon expire as it seems only a win against Werder Bremen this Saturday evening can save him from being sacked.
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.
Flamengo went ahead in the sixth minute when Pedro slotted a cool finish past Argentinian goalkeeper Javier Burrai after a surging run and defence-splitting pass from Gerson.
"I am very happy to represent Shenhua. I think it is a tough game and our opponents are very strong, but even one point is important to us," said Martinez after the game. Enditem
Struggling Schalke has been shaken to its core yet again. Several possible successors have been named at a time when the club is also having to deal with significant financial problems. The current mood has hit rock bottom.
Valencia drew level when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass but Aspas had the final word with a dipping free kick in the 57th minute.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Garre and Tiago Banega scored in the last five minutes of regular time to hand Argentina's Racing Club a 2-0 win at Alianza Lima.
Tourists participate in a cycling marathon ahead of the World Tourism Day in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
However, the opener for Sharjah came in the injury time of the first half when winger Saif Rashid received a Coronado free kick and fired his header into the bottom corner.
Arrascaeta doubled the visitors lead by holding his ground while under pressure from Damian Diaz and then nonchalantly lofting a shot over Burrai that went in off the underside of the crossbar.