Koeman's team looks faster, fitter and hungrier, with Philippe Coutinho getting involved and Leo Messi smiling again. There is a question mark over the lack of central defenders and with Clement Lenglet suspended against Sevilla on Sunday that looks to be their main weakness.
1: Barca still has work to do
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
Cavani was left out of the Celeste squad by head coach Oscar Tabarez, paying the price for having not played since March.
Shanxi led 24-16 in the first quarter, seeing Hebei trail by five points before the half break.
"We met some difficulties after our key players' departure," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen admitted.
Both the Women's World Cup (November 8-10) and Men's World Cup (November 13-15) will be held in Weihai, east China's Shandong province, while the Finals will return to Zhengzhou, Henan after 2019 from November 19 to 22.
Mainz failed to put up any resistance while Union relentlessly tripled their lead after Marvin Friedrich headed home Christopher Trimmel's free-kick in the 63rd minute for 3-0.
Regarding Bayern's strategy, he said, the club's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic might have been surprised by the pandemic's effects.
The 19-year-old will face another qualifier -- Nadia Podoroska of Argentina in the semifinals. The latter stunned third-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 to advance. Enditem
BERLIN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Most German fans might have difficulties recognizing their national team this Wednesday evening.