Koeman's team looks faster, fitter and hungrier, with Philippe Coutinho getting involved and Leo Messi smiling again. There is a question mark over the lack of central defenders and with Clement Lenglet suspended against Sevilla on Sunday that looks to be their main weakness.
The transfer will see Marcone reunite with Elche boss Jorge Almiron, who was Marcone's manager at Argentina's Lanus in 2016 and 2017.
Despite two big losses into the season, Daqing coach Ji Yanyan would rather pick up something positive from her young team.
"I'm living in a dream. I came here two weeks ago to my Roland-Garros qualifying but today I'm here in the quarterfinals," said the 26-year-old Italian qualifier, who hadn't played a Grand Slam main draw before this year's Australian Open, where she suffered an early first-round exit.
The 31-year-old also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.
In the other game on Friday, Shaanxi edged Wuhan 80-78. Enditem
Gou Tingting (R) of Tianjin Guanlan drives the ball during 1st round match between Shanghai Dahua and Tianjin Guanlan at the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
"We're focused on the fact that we're really looking now at January 1 to start the season up. Our hope is to have a full season, full regular season, and to have fans in the building, but there are a lot of things that have to transpire, many of which, if not most of which, are beyond our control, before we can finalize our plans," Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Tuesday.
"We mainly worked on guarding their three-pointers, also doing well on 3-pointers and rebounds on our own," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen commented.
Edin Dzeko wasted a good opportunity in the 21st minute as the hitman sprung the offside trap but ballooned it over the bar.
The ITTF said that it is in discussions with local organizers of the 2020 ITTF Finals about the possibility of having spectators at the event.