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.
"It was a pity that we lost in stoppage time last game. We followed coach Van Bronckhorst's plan and all players focused on the game tonight, I'm glad to see that, and we deserved the win," said Saba.
International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A newly-promoted side in the Chinese division two league, Chang'an Athletic finished the 2019 season in 9th place on the 16-team table.
British rider Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey and Peter Sagan took the green jersey.
The words had appeared on the majority of Paralympic Games and Winter Games iconography, but similar illustrations were seldom seen on their Olympic counterparts.
Earlier, Gabriel Barbosa came off the bench to fire defending champions Flamengo to a 2-1 home victory over Fortaleza.
Zall leveled three minutes later when Cote d'Ivoire striker Jean Evrard Kouassi netted a close-range header.
BERLIN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Entering his 15th year as Germany's head coach makes Joachim Loew the longest-serving national manager in international football.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
Veteran full-back Fagner gave the hosts the lead by converting a 12th-minute penalty after he was brought down in the area by Marcelo Benevenuto.