Yet again, Slovan were close to sealing the victory after the home team's striker Ilmari Niskanen missed his attempt in the third round of the penalty shots but Slovan's Ratao and Nono failed to capitalize, sealing a 4-3 shootout victory for the Finns.
Dortmund controlled possession but had to wait until the 21st minute for their first clear-cut chance, as Haaland's header called Yann Sommer into action.
"Yesterday, I ranked third in women's 5,000m, it was like a warm-up for today," she added.
"It's an agreement by our clubs and investors. We are expecting to help them get reasonable control of the spending. Besides that, all of us want a more balanced league. Under the cap, the teams are encouraged to pay more attention to their youth training system instead of buying players."
"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," Aubameyang told the club's website. "I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal."
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alexander Nouri, the Iranian-German coach, has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran's top-flight Esteghlal soccer club, Persian Football website reported on Thursday.
Moises Caicedo put the hosts ahead with a 40th-minute strike at La Casa Blanca in Quito, more than 2,800m above sea level.
Marco Rose's men threw everyone up front but got caught flat-footed following a corner, as Sancho had a lot of green ahead and teed up for Haaland, who put the result beyond doubt after wrapping up his brace in the 78th minute.
The club, owned by Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang, qualified for Europe for the first time in their history by finishing seventh last season, but their task is made more difficult with qualification decided over one game rather than over two legs as in previous campaigns, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a compressed calendar.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Chongqing once got a good chance to score in the stoppage time when Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva was fouled by Cameroon midfielder Joseph Minala in the penalty area. After a VAR ruling, the referee finally canceled the penalty kick because of Fernandinho's handball.
Despite the lack of any games for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has been moved three places up to be positioned 30th by the FIFA.