In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
Meanwhile, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Bahia, their third successive Serie A victory. Hernane and Marcao were on the scoresheet for the visitors while Matheus Saldanha netted for Bahia.
A second-quarter surge helped Xinjiang take over down the stretch over Wuhan. Although falling behind 23-21 early, they forged a 38-25 advantage entering the second half, including six points from Wang Lili.
The glittering play in the university basketball league earned Fang an overall WBCA top draft pick by Henan in 2020.
Cavani parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June and was without a club until Monday (Oct. 5), when he signed with Manchester United. Tabarez told reporters earlier on Monday that the 33-year-old's absence was circumstantial, suggesting he would return to the national team when match fit.
The visitors from Poprad did not put on an offensive show either, but scored twice, which was sufficient for earning their first victory of the season.
The Kyodo news agency said that despite the mass infections, the club's Pacific League game against the Orix Buffaloes went ahead as planned on Tuesday. The Chiba side lost 3-0 at home.
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
Baum's face spoke volumes after losing his first game as the successor to sacked manager David Wagner 4-0 against RB Leipzig.
In men's competitions, top seed and world No.1 Novak Djokovic only dropped five games to cruise past lucky loser Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16.
"We know that Shanghai boasts a quick pace and three-pointer shooting ability. We had a great defense and restrained the opponents' character today," said Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan.