The host's efforts paid off with 17 minutes played as Mainz' Leandro Barreiro fouled onrushing Dani Olmo inside the area. Forsberg broke the deadlock with a well-placed shot from the spot into the bottom right corner.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There is a duel between newly promoted sides as Huesca take on Cadiz, who need to recover from their opening day defeat, before Betis' rescheduled game at home against Valladolid.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is pessimistic about the club's chances of strengthening its squad before starting the new season.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
"It will be with physical distancing and a small capacity, but we want to begin to recover this recreation for Uruguayans, in this case soccer, and in some types of outdoor sports as well," the president said during an interview with local radio show 'Carve.'
The season for the struggling 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart might end up in a secure midfield place if the league's youngest side (23.8 years on average) side can catch up with the Bundesliga's quality level. Enditem
According to the organizer's media release on September 11, 14th China National Games is scheduled to be held between Sept. 15 and 27 in 2021 and the 11th China National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th China National Special Olympic Games will be held between Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, 2021. All of the events are to be held in Shaanxi province. Enditem
Newcastle United also won away from home, defeating West Ham United 2-0 with goals from debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick, and Crystal Palace made light of a lengthy injury list to beat Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park thanks to Wilfried Zaha's strike. Enditem
The Seagulls kept pressing, however, and were back on level terms ten minutes into the second half when Leandro Trossard's effort squeezed past the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.
League leaders Saint-Etienne wasted a two-goal lead and missed out on a fourth straight win after drawing 2-2 at Nantes.