The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
"Atletico are very competitive and ambitious. What I want is for them to continue growing, and I will try to achieve something important," he concluded. Enditem
Hours later, Jiangsu Suning regained the second place after playing out a 0-0 stalemate with Shanghai Shenhua.
The result at Arena do Gremio in the southern city of Porto Alegre left Gremio 12th in the 20-team standings with 13 points from 10 matches. Palmeiras rose two places to fourth with 18 points.
Villarreal kicked off the season with a win and a draw, but strikers Gerard Moreno and former Barca frontman, Paco Alcacer have already shown they can trouble and defense in La Liga.
The Spanish side, which has Chinese owners, now travel to Sweden to play Malmo for a place in the group stage of the tournament. Enditem
Suzhou opened the scoring with a low drive in the penalty area from Nigerian Chris Shimbayev through a corner kick, but it was ruled out for offside. Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half.
Mexico had been due to face Costa Rica on the same day, but the Central American team withdrew on Tuesday because their players faced a two-week quarantine upon returning home.
The match was decisive to both teams, as only two rounds were left in the first phase. Sierra Leone striker Buya Turay broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 7th minute with a volley from a cross by Marcao.
Guoan now sit second in Group B with 25 points, with two rounds in the first stage remaining. Guoan have booked a spot in Group C for the championship race. Enditem
According to the organizers, the pictograms, covering 40 sports and 59 disciplines of the 2022 Asiad, were developed by the same team that designed the emblem 'Tides Surging,' all of which feature smooth lines and dynamic graphs.