In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.
In the other game in the Meizhou division on Sunday, Meizhou Hakka beat Liaoning Shenyang Urban 2-0.
Messi last week said he'd stay, but made it clear he was unhappy with both club President, Jose Maria Bartomeu, and the failure to develop a balanced squad and he could be an awkward dressing room presence for the new coach.
Eight minutes after the halftime break, the Brazilian's through ball found Fei Nanduo in the middle of the box, who fired a powerful shot to double the lead for Guangzhou.
"We prepared the game well, mentally and physically, but this is a real game, not a training," said Yang.
As the interval beckoned, Ever Bright had promising opportunities to test Zall's goalkeeper Dong Chunyu from a free-kick, but Cao Xuan's header flashed inches wide.
The BWF has previously announced tournaments to be held by the end of 2020, namely the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup scheduled for October 3 to 11, Denmark Open I (October 13-18), and Denmark Open II (October 20-25).
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
The 19-year-old Fan finished second after one win, one draw and one loss. Last month, Fan defeated Michael White 4-2 in the final round of a Q School event, regaining his place on the tour.
Huesca did tremendously well under coach Michel to bounce back to the top-flight at the first attempt last season and newly promoted sides often start with a surprise, but on paper Villarreal should be much too strong for them.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig eased 3-0 past second division outfit Nuremberg thanks to the goals from Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan whereas Eintracht Frankfurt needed two second-half goals to overpower resilient third division side 1860 Munich 2-1 in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.