Despite the return of the veteran duo, Colombia's squad also features a number of fresh faces, including uncapped Hertha Berlin striker John Cordoba and America de Cali goalkeeper Eder Chaux.
The goalless draw follows another 0-0 away to newly promoted Huesca in midweek and even though Luis Suarez was in the starting 11 for the second time in four days, he looked to be lacking match-fitness as Atletico produced just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
Sunday's win and the midweek victory against Valladolid were largely thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced man of the match performances in both games to keep Madrid's rivals at bay.
Shandong began to lose momentum after the interval, and Inner Mongolia scored many fast break points on turnovers. With a 30-point margin in hand before the last 10 minutes, Inner Mongolia met little challenge thereafter.
Real Betis won 2-0 away at Valencia. Sergio Canales celebrated his return to the Spanish national team squad by opening the scoring following magnificent control and shot in the 19th minute and Cristian Tello scored Betis' second of the game with 16 minutes remaining. Enditem
Against Huesca and Villarreal, Atletico showed their old problems as they struggled to create chances against well-organized rivals, while Suarez looked sluggish.
Trencin entered the new season with a triumph thanks to a strong second period, scoring four goals and breaking its opponent Detva in the process.
"I don't care about the result of the river-cross competition, I only want to feel the fighting spirit against waves," Zhu added. Enditem
Like most media, Rangnick criticized that Bayern's latest transfers block spaces for the clubs promising youngsters such as Jamal Musiala, Chris Richards, and Joshua Zirkzee. Enditem
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dongguan was made to sweat before escaping with a 78-71 win over Sichuan in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home to Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman scored his side's first goal and then set up Callum Wilson for Newcastle's second of the game just four minutes after Ashley Westwood's 61st minute equalizer for the visitors.