Flick claims only to have 16 quality players, including the trouble-causing cases.
The top flight club continued on the front foot but failed to put the result beyond doubt ahead of time, as Leonardo Bittencourt and Selke wasted promising opportunities.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
With the match in Los Carmenes rescheduled for 18:30 local time on Saturday, it now falls to Eibar and Celta Vigo to kick off the new season.
On the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be reasonably satisfied after a season that looked destined to end in total mediocrity finished with a third-place finish and a Europa League semi-final appearance.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Lotto's Caleb Ewan from Australia clinched his second stage victory in this year's Tour de France on Wednesday's stage 11 in a sensational sprint finish, winning by only one third of a wheel.
ACCRA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been named one of the coaching staff for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.
"Hongjiaoling Aviation Camp not only provides technical support for aviation sports events in Hainan, but also provides new choices for people who come to Hainan for leisure and vacation," said Yang Zhuoyue, an official with the General Administration of Sport of China. Enditem
Serie A teams are expected to consider the competing bids and to make a decision by the end of the month.
The stadium will make its debut to hold the final of the 10th season of League of Legends (LPL) World Championship, known as S10, on October 31. Enditem