Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
"We are a new group. I want to help the team get into a rhythm as soon as possible to prepare for tougher matches ahead," Li noted.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's 16th minute header put Everton ahead only for Jordan Pickford's error to gift Neal Maupay a 41st minute equalizer.
Mikel Oyarzabal's penalty after a slightly harsh handball decision opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Real Sociedad had the game completely under control before goals from Mikel Merino and Portu in the 78th and 81st minutes assured the three points.
After national team center Li Yueru's departure, Dilana was made to shoulder more responsibilities in the paint for Dongguan.
Rennes had the chance to win all three points in stoppage time but Steven Nzonzi's header hit the post.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday.
Real Madrid faces a tricky visit to play Levante on Sunday evening and there is a feeling that coach Zinedine Zidane still doesn't know what his strongest eleven is. The Frenchman is handicapped by the loss of Eden Hazard, but in attack Zidane has steered away from playing Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic together to using Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo as wingers behind a lone forward.
With the support of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), international table tennis action is back after several months of activity suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vinicius added to the conundrum with his winning goal to give Madrid a slightly fortunate win at home to Valladolid on Wednesday, while Jovic has so far failed to impress. Against Levante it will be interesting if Zidane sticks with the Serb or if Vinicius comes back into the side.
Dongguan established a 22-12 advantage after the first quarter, with Dilana scoring 10 points to lead the way.