The Slovak champions have been unceremoniously eliminated from the Champions League Qualifiers by forfeit after an outbreak of COVID-19 was confirmed in the team at the end of August and now the team from the capital city bids farewell to the second-tier Europa League Qualifiers after losing in a penalty shootout against the Finnish champions KuPS Kuopio.
It also looks as if last summer's major signing Luka Jovic could be heading out on loan, with Borja Mayoral instead being given the chance to provide back-up for striker Karim Benzema.
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.
Facing Jianye, 19-year-old Tan Kaiyuan tucked into the net for Evergrande's lead in the 32nd minute on a one-two with Luo Guofu.
The two sides went into the game with a point separating them; with Al-Nassr in second place with four points needing a win to keep them at arm's length from third-placed Sepahan.
The aggregate winner will qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
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Hoffenheim defended deep in the hope of protecting their narrow lead to the final whistle, but it didn't work out as Cologne substitute Dominick Drexler tapped home a rebound from close range to restore parity in the 88th minute.
According to media reports, the players' management has called for a five-year contract with 25 million euros per year.
The biggest hit of the day was the men's 100m. Asian 200m record holder Xie Zhenye claimed the title with 10.31 seconds in his hometown. It was not an easy win since Zhang Ruixuan and Chen Guanfeng finished 10.34s and 10.36s respectively, and Xie's lane was laid just between them.
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem