Given that Valverde scored the opening goal, Jovic provoked a red card and Madrid took all three points, you could say the experiment was a success.
In a 13th round match between SIPG and Guoan, refereeing decisions caused controversy and conflict between the two sides. In all, six clubs have appealed to the Chinese Football Association regarding refereeing mistakes and omissions, which adds another challenge for the CSL to face.
Jiangsu had five players scoring in double figures, led by Jiang Jiayin's 17. Liang and Gong scored 14 points apiece.
"The sales of fitness equipment has been increasing. According to the Suning platform, sales of dumbbells, hula hoops and yoga mats increased by more than 300 percent over the same period of 2019," said Liu Fumin, director of the Department of Sports Economics of China General Administration of Sport.
Pliskova's best record at a Grand Slam was in 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final.
But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
The recent failure is nursing doubts about the club's strategy to gain sufficient success by signing talents using Dortmund as an intermediate station on their way to one of the continent's leading sides.
According to the schedule, Guoan will continue to compete in the Suzhou division with seven other clubs for the CSL championship. Its first opponent is Shandong Luneng, who ranked third in the Dalian division in the first stage. As the second phase of the CSL adopts a two-round knockout system, the two sides will start their first fight on October 17.
Tokyo 2020 said that it is reviewing a number of COVID-19 countermeasures for the torch relay, consulting with experts and the health authority in the aim of ensuring a safe and secure event.
Saturday's last game saw Danny Ings' fifth minute goal against one of his former clubs give Southampton their first win of the season with a 1-0 win away to Burnley.
Behind the scene, insiders report huge expectations regarding Salihamidzic's ability to solve the problem within the next week.