In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
Granada were clearly the better outfit and led by three goals on the half hour when Herrera produced a sharp finish following good control and a cross from Kenedy, who was able to push forward comfortably, and netted his second of the game in the first minute of the second half. The Venezuelan latched onto a long ball from the back and clipped his shot over the advancing keeper.
Cologne came out highly motivated after half-time and dominated proceedings, but still the "Billy Goats" squandered a number of chances.
ROME, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins on Friday.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
The 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which is scheduled to kick off in June, will be held in professional football stadiums in ten host cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xian, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen, and Suzhou, where the renovation and construction of all venues has made significant progress.
Granada dedicated the rest of the game to conserving energy ahead of their weekend La Liga game at home to Alaves, while the home side were reduced to 10 men in the 80th minute after Fabjan Beqja was sent off for two yellow cards.
Pressure on the 58-year-old escalated on Thursday following Flamengo's 5-0 Copa Libertadores defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
Jobst spoke about the intense efforts to prepare one of Germany's most prominent clubs for the future and join Europe's top sides over the next years.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alireza Mansourian was appointed as the new head coach of Iran's top-flight Tractor soccer club on Thursday, the official website of the club reported.