Ronald Koeman saw his reign as Barca coach get off to a flying start on Sunday when Ansu Fati led them to an easy 4-0 win at home to Villarreal, with all four goals coming before the break.
Ambitions to win titles collide with the club leader's demands to accept the performance fluctuations of young footballers.
Standing 1.93m tall, Yang was a consistent threat in the paint, improving Shandong's halftime lead to 27 points.
A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
"The Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and this is good for me. Now I have more time to prepare and will try to show my best in the Olympics," she said.
However the CBF rejected the petition, arguing that Flamengo's squad was big enough to field a team for the match.
Olimpia is the most successful club in Paraguayan football, having won the country's first division title a record 44 times and the Copa Libertadores three times. Enditem
"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
Joan Simun Edmundsson's sole goal was enough to ensure Arminia Bielefeld a 1-0 win over Cologne, and RB Leipzig played out a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. Enditem
Third seed Thiem was competing for the first time as a Grand Slam winner and followed his fourth win in as many head-to-head clashes against Cilic. The 27-year-old improved his record at Roland Garros to 25-6.
"Especially here in Paris, I'm extremely happy because it's my favorite Grand Slam and favorite tournament of the year. I always play good here. I had many chances in last couple of years. I had match points or really close matches. I always play good here, just didn't close it," Schmiedlova said after the victory.