The leading trio all chose to skip the height of 5.87m and the bar was then lift to 5.92m. After Lavillenie and Kendricks failed in all their three attempts, Duplantis, who also failed twice at 5.92m, had already secured his win and he went on to challenge 6.00m, but only saw his effort go in vain in the humid and hot weather conditions.
The 26-year-old leaves Barca after 124 first team appearances in the three years since he joined them from Portuguese giants Benfica.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
There is also a slight doubt over Martin Odegaard, who returned from loan from Real Sociedad over the summer and was in the starting 11 to face his former club a week ago.
Brazil's Santos also moved within sight of a berth in the next round with a 2-1 win over 10-man Delfin in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta.
Around 16,000 spectators were allowed in to watch the game in Budapest's Puskas Arena. Enditem
Instead, goals were scored at the other end of the pitch, as Lucas Tousart's foul on Sebastian Rode allowed Daichi Kamada to curl the subsequent free-kick into the path of Bas Dost, who nodded home from close range in the 36th minute.
The five-man leading pack started to wither after 27km. Duo was the first to fade away and Dong dropped back after 33km. Su and Yang Le broke away from Peng after 35km and the in-form Su managed to pull clear from Yang near 39km.
The weekend now kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with Alaves looking for their first point of the season when they entertain an always complicated Getafe, who are coached by former Alaves boss Jose Bordalas.
Granada were last season's surprise package with a seventh place finish qualifying them for Europe for the first time in the club's history and the first week of this season implies their second campaign could be just as good.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.