Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Nishikori needed six match points to seal the win in two hours at the ATP Masters event held behind closed doors at the Foro Italico.
Only 4,985 fans will be in the stadium for Kaiserslautern against Dresden in the third tier.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
Club officials said the number of fans must be manageable.
The squad also includes Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde, Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Inter Milan defender Diego Godin.
The Slovak champions have been unceremoniously eliminated from the Champions League Qualifiers by forfeit after an outbreak of COVID-19 was confirmed in the team at the end of August and now the team from the capital city bids farewell to the second-tier Europa League Qualifiers after losing in a penalty shootout against the Finnish champions KuPS Kuopio.
"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
The 35-year-old did not travel with his teammates to the Andean country on Monday after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, Flamengo said on Twitter.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Patrice Carteron has been appointed as the new head coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawoun FC ahead of Matchday 4 of the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) against Iran's Persepolis, Tasnim news agency reported.
LONDON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Arsenal's hopes for the new season have received a major boost with club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new three-year contract with the club.