Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
On September 13, the team from Shaanxi will start its season campaign, facing Jiangxi. Enditem
The Netherlands' Dafne Schippers was fastest in the women's 100m, while there was joy for Poland as Justyna Swiety-Ersetic won the 400m and Maria Andrejczyk was victorious in the women's javelin, throwing 65.70m to finish ahead of Lina Muze of Latvia and Croatia's Sara Kolak. Enditem
In the last season, Chang'an Athletic's former striker Taty Maritu Oscar won the top scorer award of China League One. While, Onuegbu said it would not put him under too much pressure.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)
"I'm happy for the mentality, the performance, the boys really played brilliantly," Mancini told Italian broadcaster Rai.
In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.
However, the hectic last 11 games saw Atletico find form and as rivals such as Real Sociedad and Getafe lost ground, in the end the top four was secured with relative ease.
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
Kek acknowledged that there are still problems in creating opportunities, but said four points were a good tally for the start of the competition.
Koeman will be keeping his fingers crossed players such as Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann can up their games, while Francisco Trincao looks an interesting addition in attack. However, the hopes of many fans will now rest on the young shoulders of Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati, who looks odds on to become the new hero of the Camp Nou despite being just 17 years old.