The significance of completing the whole first stage with no one from the closed living and training zone testing positive for the coronavirus cannot be understated. It should be noted that the Dailian Division even faced the threat of a local epidemic outbreak.
"Liaoning put a lot of pressure to us in the first set, so I encouraged my players to counterattack them even more fiercely," said Zhejiang head coach Wang Hebing.
Saturday also sees Valencia, who is second after a 1-0 win away to Real Sociedad, entertains Real Betis, who has lost consecutive matches after its winning start to the campaign. Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini needs an improvement after the poor first half display that saw his side thrashed 3-0 at Getafe on Wednesday.
While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
The hosts did not stop, and created another amazing run, this time 14-0, on the way to a 44-33 lead in the 17th minute and 49-41 at half-time.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all major domestic and international sporting events were rescheduled or canceled in the first half of the year. People were reluctant to go outside, and most sports companies struggled to do business. Some didn't survive.
In the Changzhou division, 10-man Changchun Yatai came from behind to beat Sichuan Jiuniu 3-1.
Guangzhou Evergrande are chasing their ninth CSL title having dropped just eight points. But Fabio Cannavaro's side still have problems to solve on the defensive end, where ageing full-backs Li Xuepeng and Zhang Linpeng have raised questions whether they can stay healthy and consistent throughout the next stage.
With the international break around the corner, that means the next time Hazard has a chance of playing would be in Madrid's home game at home to Cadiz on October 18th.
Mikael Ymer of Sweden returns the ball during the men's singles first round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
The Portuguese club have confirmed the move, which will see Nicolas Otamendi move in the opposite direction.