Elsewhere, Osasuna central defender Aridane Hernandez has a muscle injury and will miss their return to their remodeled El Sadar Stadium to take on Levante, while both Eibar and Athletic Club look for their first win of the season in their rescheduled lunchtime kickoff.
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.
The first half saw Granada in complete control of the game, although the visitors defended stoutly. When the home side had a sniff of goal, it was kept at bay by young goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
But the draw was enough for Saint-Etienne to top the standings on goal difference over second-placed Rennes.
The second half started similar to the first as Leverkusen were the more active team whereas the "Wolves" lurked for their chances.
Forward Deng Ziming had injected new energy for Shijiazhuang in the second half. Goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei was sent off in the 46th minute after receiving a second yellow card, and Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu converted the penalty kick for Shijiazhuang to pull one back.
Yang Xu (L) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Miranda of Jiangsu Suning during the 12th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
"It's really a tough and close match," said spiker Zhang.
The match featured several Chinese national team players, including Jiangsu's Zhang Changning and Tianjin's Li Yingying.
Tianjin dominated the match with strong attacks from Chinese national team players Li Yingying and Wang Yuanyuan, while Hebei hardly created a threat in the first set.
Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll behind the United States, with more than 139,000 fatalities. Enditem