S10, for the first time, invited the fourth seeds from China (LPL) and Europe (LEC) as a reward for these regions finishing at the top of the global power rankings. Both of these teams will begin their tournaments in the Play-In Stage. Enditem
"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and even stranger to come up against you on the pitch... I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult not to continue to share every day with you both on the pitch and away from it," the Argentinean wrote.
The second half witnessed the prowess of Shanghai captain Hulk. The Brazilian striker hit the crossbar in the 55th minute with his iconic long distance shot and then converted a penalty in the 71st minute.
The meeting also reiterated that all Games venues should be completed by the end of this year, safely and up to high standards.
Real Madrid kicked off with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad in their opening game, which again highlighted their problems in creating chances. Zinedine Zidane is still likely to be without Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio due to fitness problems, and there is a slight doubt over Martin Odegaard, who returned a positive COVID-19 test result, followed by a negative in a second test on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old kept a clean sheet after clearing 5.82 meters. Reigning world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and France's former world record holder Renaud Lavillenie needed their third attempts to leap off 5.82m.
Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
"We have very encouraging news about the development of vaccines," he said, adding that experts they talked to have "unanimously" agreed that vaccines will be available at the beginning of next year and in "considerable" doses.
Even though Hertha was on the front foot, it was the visitor who tripled the lead out of the blue in the 70th minute when Rode had time and space to curl the ball from the edge of the box into the top left corner.
The 2020 season marks the debut of a new region, PCS, which encompasses players and teams from Southeast Asia. For the 2020 World Championship, the PCS has two seeds.
Madrid is likely to control most of the game, but Zidane needs wide forwards Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr to turn control into goals.