Last weekend's home defeat to Crystal Palace was a shock to Manchester United fans, immediately prompting fears that last season's progress could be lost after a frustrating summer in the transfer market.
Although Suning looked like they dominated the game, it was Shenhua who created real threat. The 40th minute saw the Shanghai side's 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribble through the Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleying from a close range, but his shot was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
Nakamura Hidemasa, Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer, speaks during the media briefing on the simplification of the Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Tokyo 2020/Handout via Xinhua)
Leverkusen had the last chance on target but substitute and new arrival Patrik Schick was unable to beat Casteels with a header with seven minutes to the final whistle.
Wuhan once had a good chance to pull one back in the 43rd minute when midfielder Liu Yun sent an accurate cross in the penalty area, but forward Dong Xuesheng failed to touch the ball.
After Beijing jumped to a 13-4 lead in the third set, Yunan called a time-out, closing it to one point at 20-21, and called another time-out but failed to level it even.
The second, decisive match will take place on September 30 in Salzburg, with the winner on aggregate to qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
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His agent Oliver Fischer announced the player wouldn't accept the club's decision and may take legal action to be allowed to return to regular training. According to Fischer, Szalai refuses to leave the club.
The Organizing Committee worked closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), International Federations (IFs) as well as PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 organizers and foreign experts for their expertise in event organization, track design and other areas, demonstrating Beijing's 'opening' gesture.
Kalitvintsev remained in the thick of things after unleashing a free kick from 20 meters which forced Wolfsburg custodian Koen Casteels into action in the 51st minute.