While the club's officials avoid a clear statement regarding the season outcome, it seems Borussia's youngsters have developed new ambitions.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Pakhtakor goalkeeper Suyonov was sent off in the 65th minute and Sanzar Kuvvatov was brought on to take his place. But almost instantly, the Uzbek side rallied at the other end of the pitch and replied with a goal, as substitute striker Eren Derdiyok blasted in the rebound after Dragan Ceran's initial effort was saved.
The goalkeeper protected his side from a bigger defeat after neutralizing the chances from Angelino and substitute Christopher Nkunku in the closing stages.
Koeman has worked with the majority of the Barca squad for three weeks and said he was content with the work done so far.
Aleksandrs Samoilovs (L) of Latvia competes against Nikita Liamin and Taras Myskiv of Russia during the men's second round match at the 2020 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships in Jurmala, Latvia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
Pressure on the 58-year-old escalated on Thursday following Flamengo's 5-0 Copa Libertadores defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
Rising star Yan Haibin finished second with 20.86s. The 17-year-old said he was satisfied with what he achieved. "I feel excited as the gap between brother Xie and I was narrowed."
Aubameyang scored in Arsenal's opening game of the season as they won 3-0 away last Saturday and netted 22 league goals last season (to add to the 22 he scored the previous year), as well as scoring both goals in his side's FA Cup final win over Chelsea.
Khalid Al-Ghannam (R) of Al Nassr FC vies for the ball with Seyed Mohammad Karimi of Sepahan FC during the AFC Asian Champions League group D football match between Al Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia and Sepahan FC of Iran at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, September 15, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) has decided to cancel the Brunei Super League 2020 (BSL) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.