The first real threat from Teda in this match came in the 54th minute. Hui Jiakang was on the one-on-one position against Ever Bright's goalkeeper after being found by Odil Akhmedov's long pass. However, Hui's low shot slightly missed the target from the left post.
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.
Many fans meanwhile hope Matthaeus is wrong and the new season is going to end after a fierce battle. Looking at the Blacks and Yellows unlimited pool of exceptional talents, coach Lucien Favre seems to be able to play a fluid and attacking football.
While Leipzig has lost significant quality in person of Timo Werner (Chelsea) and Patrick Schick (Leverkusen), all hopes remain on Moenchengladbach's shoulders.
"I intend to prove my qualities to my critics. This attitude helps me at Schalke get over tough times with my team," the 2015 Belgian champion said.
"Players like Riqui have something special, but it is going to be very complicated for him here as there is a lot of competition. I have told him that he has a future here, and we will think about what is the best way to succeed at Barca," he added.
The 22-year-old Ge set a new personal best of 22.69s this May, aiming to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics final. "I was too hasty to concentrate, when I heard some noise I thought it was the gun," she said.
Dortmund remained in full control of proceedings and should have added a sixth goal, but Julian Brandt lacked accuracy in the closing period.
Tractor parted company with Saket Elhami recently and signed a 3-year deal with Mansourian for an undisclosed fee.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
The game between Osasuna and Getafe, which had been due to open the weekend, was moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, while Betis' home match against Valladolid was shifted from Monday night to Sunday evening as the result of an ongoing conflict between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over kickoff times.