Although Valencia have had a reasonably bright start to the campaign with two wins, two defeats and a draw to kick off the season, their 2-0 home defeat to Betis last Saturday highlighted the club's shortcomings.
The two legends have met more than any other two players in the Open Era, a record 55 times, as Djokovic holds a 29-26 lead.
Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.
The decision will limit mobility into and out of the Spanish capital, where Spain will entertain Switzerland at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
The Everton midfielder showed glimpses of quality, particularly in the first half, but faded before being replaced by Steven Alzate in the 74th minute at Estadio Metropolitano.
The new chapter seems to stand for an important milestone after having to compete in the shadow of his popular father over a decade, who disappeared from the public after an accident in 2013 and is treated in privacy.
In last year's campaign, Loew's team only escaped relegation after the top group was extended.
Loew seems trapped between a risky strategy as further disappointments increase annoyance and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Time tables deliver worthless friendlies aside of the Nations League.
Zheng Yaping's layup pushed Henan to a 23-22 lead for the first time since the tip-off, and Henan made the most of an 18-0 surge midway through the second quarter to lead 43-28 at halftime.
AFC General Secretary Windsor John said the body was grateful for the support of QFA and is looking forward to the remaining exciting matches in Asia's premier club competition.
TOKYO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit Japan in mid-November and meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Friday.