It may seem harsh to say that the reigning Champions have problems scoring goals, but that was one of Real Madrid's main issues last season, with much of the responsibility falling on Karim Benzema.
Monday's first game saw Aston Villa beat Sheffield United 1-0 in Villa Park on a 63rd minute goal by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.
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Valencia drew level when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass but Aspas had the final word with a dipping free kick in the 57th minute.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.
The five-man leading pack started to wither after 27km. Duo was the first to fade away and Dong dropped back after 33km. Su and Yang Le broke away from Peng after 35km and the in-form Su managed to pull clear from Yang near 39km.
It has a decent record against Real Madrid with two wins and a draw in their last three games, the last of those being a 2-1 victory in the Benito Villamarin stadium. Nabil Fekir is fit to start and will probably play alongside Borja Iglesias and Sergio Canales. Enditem
Li then overwhelmed Jiangsu with four kills. Wang Yuanyuan made the set points for Tianjin to level it at 1-1.
Kike Gonzalez put Eibar ahead in the 50th minute, but Gerard Moreno scored an excellent goal after spinning in the area in the 62nd minute, before Paco Alcacer kept calm when put through on goal eight minutes later.
This Friday saw Messi publish a 'goodbye' letter of Suarez, his friend and strike partner for the past six seasons, who this week signed for Atletico Madrid after scoring 198 goals for the club.
The growing number of fans returning their tickets is an ominous sign for both sides.