The Celta captain opened the scoring after receiving a pass from Nolito after 15 minutes in an entertaining match which saw Celta play some impressive football.
In Tuesday's match, Guoan were up by three goals before the interval, with goals from Yu Yang, Jonathan Viera and Fernando Lucas Martins.
Kevin de Bruyne was the Man of the Match for Guaridola's side, winning a penalty in the 19th minute and then sending Wolves keeper Rui Patricio the wrong way from the penalty spot.
Guangzhou posed more threats than Dalian in the first half, but no goals were scored. What's worse for Rafa Benitez's side, Swedish center-back Marcus Danielson was subbed after just 21 minutes because of a head injury.
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.
The 18-year-old reeled in her American opponent 6-4, 6-2 in 79 minutes to set up a second-round qualifying meeting with local player Tessah Andrianjafitri, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 winner over Spain's Nuria Parrizas.
The match will be played at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City on September 30, starting at 9pm local time, according to an FMF statement.
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC edged Changchun Yatai 1-0, Nantong Zhiyun held a 1-1 draw with Sichuan Jiuniu, and Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard tied with Heilongjiang Lava Spring 0-0. Enditem
China's national team player Gong Xiangyu notched up seven points to help Jiangsu take the first set.
"I hope we will get some new arrivals. We've still got time to fix everything, and things are in progress," Mueller added.
"For now, I think we can say that the big news will be the return of James to his place in football, playing and competing regularly, and the recovery and return of our captain Falcao," Queiroz said in an interview released by the Colombian Football Federation (FCF).