Given his lack of a pre-season at Barca, it is logical Suarez still isn't up to speed and Atletico fans will hope that when he is 100 percent fit he will be able to get on the end of the few chances their side creates.
Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
Although concerns are increasing among fans, as one of Germany's most prominent sides might fail to secure its first-tier participation for next season, the former teacher claimed to believe in the team's potential.
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
"We played a little tight at the start. We improved later in the match, and showed our character," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao have never been relegated. Enditem
WINDHOEK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Namibia football interim head coach Bobby Samaria on Tuesday announced a 30-man squad that will lock horns with South Africa in an international friendly on Thursday in Rustenburg, South Africa.
In the women's action, Iga Swiatek, who shocked top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round, continued her momentum by dispatching Italy's qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 to become the first Polish woman to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros in the open era, one round further than former world No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed amid the escalating health crisis.
Arsenal continued its positive start to the season with a 2-1 win at home over Sheffield United, but Mikel Arteta's side had to endure a frantic end to its game after David McGoldrick curled home a spectacular 83rd minute goal for the visitors.
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.