Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
The WTT Champions Series will also see players battling for prize money and ranking points in their attempt to reach the WTT Cup Finals.
LONDON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool gave an early statement of intent over their Premier League title defense as two goals from Sadio Mane gave them a 2-0 win away to Chelsea.
Roberto Lopez sealed the win in the 94th minute with a powerful shot into the corner after another assist from the impressive Merino.
Li made four straight points from three kills and one block to start the second set before Zhang spearheaded Jiangsu to fight back with a 7-0 run.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
There have been several instances of players challenging a Bundesliga club in such a manner in recent years. Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both went on strike to force Borussia Dortmund to allow their transfers to Barcelona and Arsenal respectively.
"Of course, I will make sure I don't make the same mistake twice," he added.
The 18-year-old reeled in her American opponent 6-4, 6-2 in 79 minutes to set up a second-round qualifying meeting with local player Tessah Andrianjafitri, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 winner over Spain's Nuria Parrizas.
All three are asymptomatic.
A month has passed since then and the game will be a good test of Liverpool's ability to defend their title after beating Chelsea a week ago and also of how much Arsenal have improved under Mikel Arteta. Enditem