Brazilian news outlet O Globo said former Atletico Madrid duo Diego Ribas and Filipe Luis were among the players to test positive. Others were Chile international right-back Mauricio Isla, winger Bruno Henrique, forward Michael Delgado and defender Matheuzinho, the report added.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho made it 2-0 for the defending champions in the 25th minute when another naturalized player Fei Nanduo, known as Fernandinho in Brazil, saw his shot parried by Henan goalkeeper Wu Yan, and the ball rebounded to the feet of Paulinho, who tapped it in.
Granada has won all four of its competitive matches this season and has a lot in common with Atletico in that they combine tough defensive organization with a high rate of effectiveness from set pieces. If Atletico is below its best, it could start by dropping points.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
"We have to agree with the goalless draw as the match was evenly balanced. We have some room for improvement, but I am sure that we are going to score many goals soon," Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky said. Enditem
Both sides have a good chance to finish among the top four with three games left in the Suzhou division.
And while the sport of skiing in China is still developing, at least at the amateur level, Chinese skiers are hopeful for the growth Beijing 2022 can bring.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hulk scored from the penalty area as Shanghai SIPG beat Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
Stoppila Sunzu pulled one back for Shijiazhuang shortly after the interval. But Mierzejewski restored Chongqing's two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute and completed his hat-trick with a penalty to seal a 4-1 win.
And all of this against a rival that in Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer has two of the best strikers in La Liga. Will it be a happy start for Koeman, or will he face problems from the very start?