This was Inter's first game of the season, as its clash with Benevento was postponed to September 30.
Despite losing a place to Bottas at the start, Verstappen was happy to finish second. "To be able to split the Mercedes cars, we can be pleased with that. I was just trying to do my own race. I'm very happy with second after two (retirements)."
Willy Caballero replaced Kepa in the Chelsea goal, but had picked the ball out of his net three times by the 27th minute as Callum Robinson scored twice and Kyle Bartley made it 3-0.
Qin Haiyang from Shanghai, who finished second in the preliminary final of the 400m event, missed the final, after he failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests, according to a new requirement of the championships.
"We expect a very tough match because Pakhtakor are physically strong but we are ready," said Golmohammadi.
"It's obviously an honor to play at the center court, playing against David, he is a great player. I know him very well, we're good friends, so it's not easy."
The Slovak will face Argentinian qualifier and world No. 131 Nadia Podoroska for a spot in the round of 16.
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
The only two drivers to retire from the race both did so after separate incidents on lap 1. Carlos Sainz misjudged the angle of the barrier at Turn 2 and broke his McLaren's front suspension, while the Racing Point of Lance Stroll was pitched into a spin by Leclerc and hit the wall.
In the 14th minute, Chongqing striker Feng Jin was knocked down by Shanghai defender Zhang Wei when he tried to make a breakthrough from the left side. Feng was rewarded with a penalty at first, but the referee decided to give Zhang a red card instead after checking the VAR.
"We are very optimistic that, after this pandemic is over, we will all run together in our races in 2021," SEGAS said.