Despite a positive start, Wolfsburg failed to build on their momentum and focused on long-range efforts, which posed no threat for Desna goalkeeper Yehven Past in the remainder of the first half.
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Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
Seven minutes before the break, Esteghlal went 2-0 ahead as Ghaedi sent a cross from the right flank into the far post for Ali Karimi who evaded his marker and converted a header.
"One can't understand it," Flick said when criticizing UEFA's decision to choose the venue and allowing up to 20,000 spectators.
Hertha was able to score a consolation goal in the 76th minute with the assistance of Martin Hinteregger, who cleared a square pass from Torunarigha into the wrong goal.
Meanwhile, the Barcelona-based sporting press reported on Monday that striker Luis Suarez and the club have reached an agreement to rescind the Uruguayan's contract and allow him to leave on a free contract.
The match featured several Chinese national team players, including Jiangsu's Zhang Changning and Tianjin's Li Yingying.
Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
South American football governing body CONMEBOL is understood to have ruled out the possibility of postponing the fixture. The entity's coronavirus protocols required clubs to register 50 players in their Copa Libertadores squads to help teams with several coronavirus cases.
"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.