DOHA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Al-Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia became the first team to reach the 2020 AFC Champions League round of 16, with a late Marko Marin goal earning them a 1-0 win over Iraq's Al-Shorta in Group A on Monday.
Maximilian Eggestein's moment of madness allowed Vladimir Darida to pass into the path of Dodi Lukebakio, who finished off a fast break after beating Jiri Pavlenka from the edge of the box in the dying seconds of the first half.
A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," the striker told the Arsenal website, adding it was "thanks to our fans, my teammates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here."
15th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria eased past Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1, while Marin Cilic rallied to beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with sixth seed David Goffin.
Teda took the lead in the 70th minute when Sandro Lima donated a powerful header on Frank Acheampong's cross. However, six minutes later, Teda's advantage was terminated as their newly transfered midfielder Akhmedov was substituted with injury.
Five minutes later, the crossbar denied Dortmund a greater lead before the break, as Jadon Sancho's header bounced off the woodwork.
Both Bale and Reguilon are expected to take their medicals at the training ground with their contracts expected to be made official later in the day.
KPMG recently rated Schalke among the 15 most valuable clubs (814 million euros) worldwide.
The forward recommends a 'one game at a time' policy for the struggling Royal Blues.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta described Aubameyang as "a superb player with an incredible mentality."