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.
The project has faced criticisms from some people because of the impact it would have on the World Heritage Site.
The first half saw Granada in complete control of the game, although the visitors defended stoutly. When the home side had a sniff of goal, it was kept at bay by young goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
Forward Deng Ziming had injected new energy for Shijiazhuang in the second half. Goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei was sent off in the 46th minute after receiving a second yellow card, and Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu converted the penalty kick for Shijiazhuang to pull one back.
Amadou Haidara (L) of Leipzig controls the ball under the defense from Karim Onisiwo of Mainz during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1.FSV Mainz 05 in Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 20, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
Miao Le, 40, also an avid paraglider, diver and horse rider, stated.
"I can see, Li Yingying has improved a lot, especially in blocks," Zhang added. Enditem
"The players are asymptomatic and have been isolated under the supervision of the club's medical department," Flamengo tweeted on Sunday night.
Jiangsu and Guangzhou staged a hard-fought game with constant clashes. Alex Teixeira opened the scoring for Jiangsu in the remaining minutes of the first half. After He Chao pulled one back for Guangzhou in the 71st minute, Eder Citadin Martins gave Jiangsu the lead again four minutes later.
Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro added: "We will continue to work hard on simplifications towards next year and ask for the continued cooperation of all those involved in the Games." Enditem
Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is the most expensive keeper in the world after joining from Athletic Club in 2018.