Atletico Madrid had Luis Suarez in its side but was held to its second 0-0 draw in a week as the team failed to break down Villarreal with just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
Real Madrid won 2-0 away at Levante in a game played in Villarreal's El Madrigal Stadium thanks to an excellent first half goal from Vinicius Jr, who curled his shot in at the far post, an injury time goal from Karim Benzema and a series of important saves from Thibaut Courtois, who frustrated the home side with five second half saves to send his side top of the table.
Despite the Azzurri's request to postpone the game, the Serie A league enforced the rule that as long as a team has 13 players available including a goalkeeper, the game can go ahead.
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
Restraining Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break, Xinjiang obviously found its winning key.
"We showed our character," Jiangsu coach Ding Tie said. "But after some young players substituted in, the level of our defense went down."
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the men's singles match at French Open 2020 in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shaanxi clawed back to edge Wuhan 80-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
Elsewhere, Svit registered its first victory of the new season, winning in Handlova 89-81 on Saturday.
"In terms of where we are competition-wise, the objective at the end of the day is to measure our standard to the South African standard and see if we can meet it. We are not oblivious though, we have included six of our foreign-based players. They will bring in more drive and experience to add to that of our local players," he concluded.
Other goalkeepers in Queiroz's squad for the matches are Camilo Vargas, Alvaro Montero and Aldair Quintana.