Despite Hoeness's threats, Bayern seem stuck in a tricky situation as both Alaba and Thiago might cause new unrest over the upcoming season. On the other hand, the Bavarian's need to organize a well-oiled squad and gain income to sign new faces.
"I prepared a lot before this match, and I was surprised when finding Xiamen rested its starting player Han Yue. Huang is not very experienced, but still, I tried my best on the court. I think I performed better than that of last time we met in the first stage," commented Chen.
The result left Palmeiras in sixth place, behind Flamengo on goal difference while Sport were 14th with 11 points.
"We are building a sailing and windsurfing base in Shimei Bay and will continue to enrich marine sports products in the future to attract tourists, stimulate consumption and promote the development of tourism economy," said Wei Long, vice mayor of Wanning.
"We need to give our talents the space to get minutes on the pitch," Hoeness replied.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the big international sports events including tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.
"It's all or nothing," Thiem said. "It's going to be a completely open match. I'm really looking forward to that. We have such a great friendship and rivalry. It's amazing that we're going to face each other in a Grand Slam final."
"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 tournament, attracting more than 800 primary and secondary school students, will last for about half a month and roll out more than 90 matches. It is the first sports competition for the school students of Guiyang this year.
In the other game in the Meizhou division on Sunday, Meizhou Hakka beat Liaoning Shenyang Urban 2-0.