Real Madrid kicked off with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad in their opening game, which again highlighted their problems in creating chances. Zinedine Zidane is still likely to be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio due to fitness problems, and there is a slight doubt over Martin Odegaard, who returned a positive COVID-19 test result, followed by a negative in a second test on Tuesday.
Ferreira, who replaced former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva just after the hour mark, struck in the 92nd minute with a glancing header after an Alisson de Freitas corner.
When winning his fourth trophy, the game against the Spaniards delivered convincing arguments to back his demand for new signings to make his squad strong enough to defend as many of the trophies as possible.
"This is unbelievable, standing here in Paris on the top of the podium. I never thought I would be here," he added.
The meeting also reiterated that all Games venues should be completed by the end of this year, safely and up to high standards.
Peng Xinli broke the deadlock in the 37th minute as the midfielder burst into the box and prodded into the net from close range.
After the restart, Esteghlal were quick to cement their place in the Round of 16 with a third goal, as Karimi supplied a chipped cross from the edge of the penalty area for Cheick Diabate, who guided his header past Al Owais to make it 3-0.
Elsewhere, Osasuna central defender Aridane Hernandez has a muscle injury and will miss their return to their remodeled El Sadar Stadium to take on Levante, while both Eibar and Athletic Club look for their first win of the season in their rescheduled lunchtime kickoff.
Aston Villa also had goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to thank for a first half penalty save to deny John Lundstrum when the scores were still level.
Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) confirmed to Xinhua on Monday that the Nepali mountaineering legend, also known as 'Snow Leopard,' breathed his last at his daughter's residence at Bauddha area of Kathmandu on Monday morning at the age of 72 years.
‘ It [Chinese skiing] is like a child. I hope it can grow up healthily.’