Henan missed the chance to equalize in the 64th minute when Fernando Karanga's spot-kick was blocked by Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan have secured the top four place in Group B of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai.
The result left Boca with 10 points from four matches in Group H, three points clear of second-placed Caracas FC. Independiente Medellin remained at the foot of the group with four straight defeats.
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.
In Sunday's only other fixture, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to stay in touch with leaders Atletico Mineiro after a 1-0 defeat at Coritiba. Robson Fernandes struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.
Meanwhile all eyes will focus on whether new signing Edouard Mendy goes straight into the Chelsea side or if Frank Lampard keeps faith with Kepa Arrizabalaga after another bad error last weekend.
The three-time world champion will face Martin Gould in Sunday's final, after the world number 53 stunned world number one Judd Trump 6-3 in the other semifinal.
The Rubronegro reported 11 positive cases in their traveling squad after losing to Independiente 5-0 in Quito last Thursday. They beat Barcelona 2-1 in Guayaquil on Tuesday despite being forced to field a team mostly comprising reserves.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
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.
The London club said their medical team was informed of the test results as the team was at London Stadium preparing for their Tuesday evening's EFL Cup third-round match against Hull City.