But Flamengo defended stubbornly thereafter to secure their third win from four matches.
Guoan now sit second in Group B with 25 points, with two rounds in the first stage remaining. Guoan have booked a spot in Group C for the championship race. Enditem
Falcao, 34, has has been in impressive form for Galatasaray so far this season, netting three times in the opening two rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
Following the three Hubs, the WTT calendar will take a break to accommodate the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games. After the Olympic Games, the WTT hopes to return to a modified calendar of events.
"Of course, I will make sure I don't make the same mistake twice," he added.
The five-man leading pack started to wither after 27km. Duo was the first to fade away and Dong dropped back after 33km. Su and Yang Le broke away from Peng after 35km and the in-form Su managed to pull clear from Yang near 39km.
Leandro Martinez gave the hosts hope by combining with Cristian Colman and beating goalkeeper Cesar at his near post after some sloppy Flamengo defending.
The first half did not witness any aggressive attacks until the 40th minute, when 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribbled the ball from the front field to the box, skipped through Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleyed from a close range, but was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
Eight teenage footballers lost their lives late Saturday last week when their driver lost control and plunged the vehicle into the Offin river located in Ghana's Ashanti region. Enditem
Samaria announced the squad on Monday as Namibia commenced with their preparation for the 2021 CHAN finals and 2020 COSAFA as well as the AFCON qualifiers.