"The game was in fact over after my team saw a straight red card. However, my team tried their best to avoid a worse defeat," Duisburg head coach Torsten Lieberknecht said.
The club, owned by Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang, qualified for Europe for the first time in their history by finishing seventh last season, but their task is made more difficult with qualification decided over one game rather than over two legs as in previous campaigns, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a compressed calendar.
In his 43 appearances for Beijing in the 2019-20 season, Lin averaged 22.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.9 steals, leading the team into the last four before they were eliminated by eventual champions the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Flamengo will meet Independiente del Valle on Thursday and Barcelona de Guayaquil five days later.
The ceremony was held in the gymnasium of the Xi'an Olympic sports center. "As a host city of the major events, Xi'an will spare no efforts in organizing each activity. We will make great memories and try our best to hold the 14th National Games without any problems," said Wang Hao, the vice president of the event's organizing committee.
"First we have to sell before Depay comes," he told FOX Sports, before indicating that he didn't expect any new signings before Barca begin their campaign at home to Villarreal on September 27.
Following is the preliminary Argentina squad:
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.
The changes mean that the weekend will open with Villarreal at home to Eibar, with Villarreal looking to improve on an opening day's performance that saw them held 1-1 at home by newly promoted Huesca.
"We are excited to have agreed this partnership with Tencent, ensuring our supporters in China can enjoy following Premier League action throughout this season," said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.
While Thiago won the 2020 treble with Bayern aside of seven national titles, Alaba has been part of the 2013 and 2020 treble-winning side next to nine league titles. Enditem