While the club's officials avoid a clear statement regarding the season outcome, it seems Borussia's youngsters have developed new ambitions.
Slovan's Brazilian striker Rafael Ratao had the biggest opportunity in the 41st minute when he found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper but failed to take the clear-cut chance, instead, failing to square the ball to a teammate.
The Iranian Blues are scheduled to play Al Shorta on Sunday at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League. Enditem
"We want to sustainably help China on its way to becoming a successful football nation. It's not a sprint but a long-distance race," Jobst emphasized. "An increased market share comes with the effort," he added.
Zhao's compatriots Lu Ning and Xu Si both competed in the other group on Thursday as David Gilbert edged them out with an advantage of the break.
The decisive point will be if the reluctant Swiss can set his bunch of youngsters on fire and at the same time close doors at the back.
Puig, whose performances were one of the few positives in Barca's disappointing end to last season and who looked as if he was going to play a major role in the new season, was left in the stands for the club's traditional pre-season Joan Gamper friendly against Elche on Saturday night.
The 26-year-old Wang from Guangdong took the pole position in a three-man leading group in the early stages of the race and soon broke clear to seize a comfortable sole lead. The 2018 Asian Games champion never looked back until breaking the tape in style with a clocking of one hour, 20 minutes and 49 seconds.
The Royal Blues striker welcomed Germany's federal states' joint decision to allow the return of 20 percent of the fans in a test-phase until the end of October.
Cologne had the worst possible start on home soil as Jonas Hector's return pass was intercepted by Kramaric, who kept his cool and nutmegged goalkeeper Timo Horn for the opener with only three minutes gone.
Li Jialun of Heilongjiang competes during the Men's High Jump Final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)