It is also worth bearing in mind that Palace have failed to score in six of Everton's last seven visits to south London.
He admitted that he believed in his ability to still contribute to the club, but added that "it was the past," and he admitted he had "expected" Koeman to say he no longer wanted him, "because it had already been said before."
Despite their remaining ambitions, it was apparent that many of Bayern's cornerstones might soon need a short break to recover if they are to enjoy a successful campaign. Coming up is a stressful timetable containing two games per week for nearly the entire season.
"From my point of view, I lean heavily on him when it comes to goalkeeping today and in the future. So yes, he was very influential," he commented. Enditem
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.
Despite being only two league games into the 2020/2021 season, the reigning Bayern seems to be on the limit after the loss of Thiago Alcantara, Ivan Perisic, and Philippe Coutinho.
Guangzhou still ranks first in the group, and will take on Dalian Pro in the group's last round.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
Four minutes later it was 2-0 after Mane slotted the ball home after a terrible error from Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose attempted clearance was blocked by the forward.
Wuhan posted more threats than Chongqing in the second half, but they didn't take their scoring opportunities. What's worse for Wuhan, French midfielder Eddy Gnahore was sent off in the 76th minute after he received a second yellow card for his foul on right-back Jiang Zhe.
Finally, Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. Mata scored from close range and his goal was given after a VAR review, when he had looked offside. Enditem