Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the CBA Beijing Ducks.
The Bayern defeat led to new elections for club President being called for March, Ronaldo Koeman replacing Quique Setien as coach, the start of a mass dressing room clear-out and Leo Messi saying he wanted to leave.
As the participants have not taken football training in the first half of the year, all of them are excited at taking part in the tournament and have prepared for nearly two months before it gets started.
Qingdao's winning momentum continued in the 14th round on Friday as the Shandong club edged defending champion Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2.
On September 13, the team from Shaanxi will start its season campaign, facing Jiangxi. Enditem
The Yorkshire side's return to the top-flight after a 16-year absence got off to the worst start when defender Robin Koch was penalized for a handball and Mohamed Salah slotted home the resulting penalty kick.
With around 50 players testing positive for COVID-19 in Spain during pre-season it seems obvious that some teams are going to be affected again in the coming weeks and months, despite the efforts of the Spanish football league (La Liga).
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
The rivalry between the two clubs is one of the biggest in Ligue 1, which is also related to the competition of the two cities, the biggest and second-biggest in the country.
"To arbitrarily dictate on the bodies of women athletes in this manner infringes on their human rights and tramples on their dignity," Mhlongo said.
Despite Hoeness's threats, Bayern seem stuck in a tricky situation as both Alaba and Thiago might cause new unrest over the upcoming season. On the other hand, the Bavarian's need to organize a well-oiled squad and gain income to sign new faces.