The Austrian team took the lead just eight minutes later, as Japanese midfielder Masaya Okugawa received an accurate pass from substitute Sekou Koita of Mali and scored the winning goal.
More than 250 athletes descended on the Romanian city for two days of action. Mardare, the bronze medallist at the 2016 Balkan Championships, achieved an impressive 82.78m with his second attempt.
"They managed to escape our pressing for over an hour," striker Thomas Mueller said. His statements indirectly back Flick's claim to get a right-back, a number 10 as a successor of the ball-machine Thiago and an additional winger.
Guangzhou posed more threats than Dalian in the first half, but no goals were scored. What's worse for Rafa Benitez's side, Swedish center-back Marcus Danielson was subbed after just 21 minutes because of a head injury.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
Real Madrid kept pressing, but Real Sociedad always gave the sensation of danger on the break with winger Ander Barrenetxea a precocious talent on the left.
Leeds began their Premier League campaign with a 4-3 defeat away to Liverpool. Last weekend, the team coached by Marcelo Bielsa beat Fulham 4-3.
MADRID, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid began the defense of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday night in a game they controlled for long stretches but created few clear-cut chances.
With the win, Esteghlal edged Al Shorta on goal difference to finish second behind Al Ahli, who were confirmed group winners before the match. Enditem
Simona Halep, top seed of the women's draw, won her first title in Rome after defending champion Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic retired while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in the final. Enditem
In Friday's only other fixture, Bolivia's Jorge Wilstermann secured a 3-0 home win over Uruguayan side Penarol. Enditem