The solution gives the financially troubled Schalke the chance to renew its coaching staff with a considerable investment. To attract the big coaching names seems a thing of the past.
Flamengo had asked the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to postpone the clash after reporting at least 16 positive coronavirus cases in their first-team squad, with only nine outfield players available.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.
Elsewhere, Guangzhou Evergrande sealed the 1-0 win by an own goal from Dalian Pro defender Shan Pengfei.
Messi was the center of attention at the start of the game after his attempt to leave the club over the summer and Friday's criticism of the decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but Fati was the hero of the game, scoring in the 15th and 19th minute and then winning a penalty to allow Messi to add a third in a thrilling first half performance.
Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll behind the United States, with more than 141,000 fatalities. Enditem
Bayern looked more active but wasn't able to create clear-cut chances against a well-positioned Hoffenheim defence.
A 27-11 lead after the first quarter, including a 24-0 dominance from tip-off, decided Shandong as the eventual winner.
In other fixtures on Wednesday, River Plate won 2-1 at home to Sao Paulo, Palmeiras routed Bolivar 5-0 in Sao Paulo, Independiente Medellin won 2-0 in Caracas, Racing beat Nacional 2-1 in Montevideo, Estudiantes drew 2-2 at Alianza Lima and Barcelona SC won 2-0 at Junior Barranquilla. Enditem
According to new UEFA regulations, clubs must name alternative venues when local health authorities implement restrictions affecting travel before and after games.
Boca had 68% of possession and seven shots on target to Libertad's one, in what was largely a lopsided contest at La Bombonera.