However, just 51 league goals and 16 draws show where Atletico's chances all too often disappear. They are hard to break down and they are hard to beat, but all too often they are unable or unwilling to take the initiative and ultimately that costs them points.
There was no shower on site, and people were asked to leave the scene as soon as possible after reaching the finish line.
With this result, Dalian are sixth in Group A with nine points, while Henan with six points remained in last place.
Kek acknowledged that there are still problems in creating opportunities, but said four points were a good tally for the start of the competition.
However Corinthians salvaged a point in the third minute of injury time when Jo capitalized on poor defending by side-footing a first-time effort past goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez after Leo Natel's cross from the right.
France's Julian Alaphilippe, who lost the yellow jersey to Yates on Wednesday after being penalized for 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the final 20km, sprinted late to finish one second ahead of the peloton.
Elsewhere, Fede Valverde will hope to continue his progression and will probably find himself playing more minutes than Luka Modric, while Toni Kroos and Casemiro remain very reliable in central midfield.
The Aguascalientes-based outfit confirmed the appointment in a brief statement on social media. Earlier, Cruz told local media that he was looking forward to his first coaching role since parting ways with Dorados de Sinaloa last year.
"It was a very good performance from my side. I managed to read his serve well," Djokovic said. "I found my way, especially after the first set. The second and third sets were a really great feeling on the court."
Pepe's agent, Adriano Spadoto, traveled to London this week for talks with Wolves representatives, the Globo Esporte news outlet said.
"I have been [wanting to leave] all year. I thought the team needed younger players and I thought my epoch at Barcelona had ended. It was a complicated year. I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything was very difficult and there came a moment when I decided to look for new objectives."