"The final climb wasn't too hard, it was difficult to make a gap there, and therefore attacking would have been a huge effort for a small gain. So we rode steady to save energy for the coming days," Yates said.
Chinese fans are fond of the football played by German clubs, he said. "The Bundesliga is big in China," Klein commented.
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
"In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are," said the Mitchelton-Scott rider.
Concepts base on the league's general concept, leading to the earliest re-start of all European leagues.
Looking at the transfer market, it is likely to be the only remodelling carried out by Real Madrid.
Luneng, who lost to Dalian Pro 1-0 in the last round, hit the woodwork twice during the game against Suning. Enditem
Pepe has made 99 appearances for Gremio and scored 21 goals since making his professional debut in 2017.
"I have been [wanting to leave] all year. I thought the team needed younger players and I thought my epoch at Barcelona had ended. It was a complicated year. I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything was very difficult and there came a moment when I decided to look for new objectives."
Medvedev will next face fellow American Frances Tiafoe, and Thiem will take on Canada's rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime.
MADRID, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Last season saw Real Madrid keep their nerve over the final 11 games to overtake FC Barcelona and claim the 2019-20 La Liga title, and there is little doubt that Zinedine Zidane's side will be clear favorites to reclaim their crown in the season that lies ahead.