Nobody will doubt Messi's commitment on the pitch, however, and he will again lead the side this Sunday in an attack which will probably also see Antoine Griezmann, who now has more responsibility following Suarez's departure, and Ansu Fati, who was virtually the only good news to come out of last season.
Shenzhen FC, which ranked fifth in the group with 14 points, will face Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro in the 13th round on Thursday.
On Thursday, R&F had more ball possession, but it was Shenhua who fielded 11 native players in the starting line-up and created more real chances.
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.
"I'm grateful for the effort of the players because it wasn't easy," Torrent told reporters after the clash at Estadio Monumental.
Romania's Simona Halep, the winner of 2018 edition who arrives in Paris with her victory in the Italian Open this week, will seek for her third Grand Slam by facing Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- A late goal from forward Pepe handed Gremio a 1-0 victory over Brazilian rivals Gremio in their Copa Libertadores Group E match on Wednesday.
Samaria said the players' fitness is not a cause for concern, as most of the players have been working out throughout the pandemic to ensure their fitness level.
Media reports speak of deep divisions between him and his players.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The United States' men's national team will not hold a camp or play international friendlies during the FIFA window next month due to the COVID-19, local media reported on Wednesday.
"Both players and staff are disappointed not to be able to get back on the field," US coach Gregg Berhalter said. "While COVID-19 continues to create challenges for us, we are confident we can find a way forward in the near future that will provide an opportunity to play matches in preparation for the important competitions next year."