Cedric Bakambu finished second with a stunning strike in the 27th minute after a goal was disallowed for offside in the opening time.
Neal Maupay had put the home side in front from the penalty spot and Brighton hit the woodwork five times before Maupay's 97th minute handball allowed Bruno Fernandes to net the winner.
Jepkosgei will return to the same course she shattered the world record in 2017 in half marathon and will face up against fellow countrywoman Joan Chelimo.
Pakhtakor defeated Iranian team Esteghlal to reach the round of eight, while Persepolis edged Al Sadd of Qatar.
"We are a bit weak in the question of central defenders: with Gerard (Pique) and (Clement) Lenglet and (Ronald) Araujo, we are a bit short ... it is weak for the season that we are going to play," he admitted.
After having won the 200m and 400m freestyle, Ji Xinjie from Shandong scooped his third gold of the competition in the men's 800m freestyle, with teammate Hu Jia finishing second and Zhang Ziyang from Hubei taking the bronze medal.
The 62-year-old didn't exclude himself from the solution after leaving RB Leipzig eight weeks ago.
After the restart, both sides traded attacks as Dabbur pulled over the target from a promising position before Joshua Zirkzee rattled the woodwork from a tight angle on the hour mark.
"[I'm] struggling to walk so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," she added.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
In Rio de Janeiro, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to move up to third with a 1-1 home draw against Bragantino.