"We were not in a favorable form today, and didn't figure out their zone defense well in the last quarter," admitted Sichuan coach Pan Wei. Enditem
The Iranian giant advanced to the ACL final with a 5-3 win on penalties against Al Nassr after the West Zone semifinal ended 1-1 in 120 minutes at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
Dongguan established a 22-12 advantage after the first quarter, with Dilana scoring 10 points to lead the way.
It is Athletic Bilbao's first signing since January 2019.
Khachanov won the pair's previous encounter in Paris - at 2018 Paris Masters, when the Russian claimed a straight-set win in the final to clinch the biggest title of his career until now.
In other games in the Meizhou division, Zhejiang Energy Greentown beat Jiangxi Liansheng 2-0, and Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic defeated Liaoning Shenyang Urban 1-0.
"We had a good start today, especially on defense. But our defensive quality went down after players rotation, and suffered too many mistakes in front of their pressure. We want to progress deep into the season," he commented. Enditem
Cadiz's win in Bilbao means it has won its two away matches this season, but lost its two home games and it has another difficult task when it entertains a Granada side that qualified for the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday night.
Also on Sunday Feyenoord was far too strong for Willem II in Tilburg. The home team went in front through Vangelis Pavlidis, but Ridgeciano Haps, Bryan Linssen and a brace by captain Steven Berghuis earned Feyenoord a convincing 4-1 win. AZ drew 4-4 at Sparta after surrendering a 4-0 lead in Rotterdam.
Arsenal had led 2-0 through goals from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe, but McGoldrick's goal left them clinging on for the final whistle.
Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.