However, Alfaro, who took charge last month after the resignation of Jordi Cruyff, refuses to accept that Ecuador will be outsiders to secure a berth in the next edition of football's showpiece tournament.
"At the start of the season I was in great shape physically and mentally, I was ready to dominate track but unfortunately COVID-19 slowed me down. With Ostrava meeting opportunity now here, I will give it my best," said Chelangat who still harbors an Olympic Games ambitions next year.
Havertz, joining his German teammate Timo Werner who arrived at Chelsea earlier this summer, is the Blues' second most expensive signing at 71 million pounds (94 million U.S. dollars).
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all.
Atletico continued to create the best chances and Rodrigues added his team's third goal by heading in on the hour mark to put the result beyond doubt.
Old dogs such as Toni Kroos (30/Real Madrid) and Manuel Neuer (34/Bayern Munich) might be an exception as they are pillar upon which he can build on.
Zhou Junchen (C) of Qingdao Huanghai shoots during the 9th round match between Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
The victory also moved the Azzurri to top spot in Group A1 with four points from two games, one point clear of the Dutch, who are playing under interim coach Dwight Lodeweges following Ronald Koeman's departure for Barcelona, and third-placed Poland, who came from one goal behind to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 in Monday's another action.
A lonely Lutsenko sprinted to the finish and had to wait 55 seconds before the second rider Herrada appeared.
Kenin, who won her first Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open, did not face a break point in her match against 17-year-old Fernandez before nailing her convincing win.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem