Whether Jose Mourinho at Tottenham will ever be happy is a different question, but it looks to be another season where Spurs' hopes will rest on the fitness of Harry Kane and with Mourinho there is always a feeling that things could go belly up if results don't arrive soon.
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.
International table tennis activity has been suspended for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both sides struggled to avoid relegation last season and neither look stronger after a summer in which Eibar have lost players such as Fabian Orellana, De Blasis and Gorka Escalante while Rafinha, Jeison Murillo, Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have all left Celta.
"Although I'm not an Iranian, I have spent many years in Iran. I know the problems of Iranian football and I believe that the country has very talented players who have football DNA, but they need to change their mentality about tactical football. I think Iranian football needs coaches who increase the motivation of the players to fight," he said.
"I was very concentrated when playing the first match. However, I felt a little tired in the mixed doubles. We tried to exert our strengths on the court to play against our well-performed rivals. The 11-point competition system is too difficult," said Zheng.
Things went from bad to worse for the capital club, as Suleiman Abdullahi shrugged off Berlin defender Niklas Stark to put the result beyond doubt after nutmegging Schwolow from a tight angle for the 5-3 lead in the 75th minute.
The former Shenzhen Aviators guard averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 assists in the 2018-19 CBA season, who chose not to play in the 2019-20 season due to personal reasons.
Sunday sees four more games, with perhaps the highlight being the Valencia derby between Valencia and Levante, while Huesca return to the top-flight away to Villarreal. Enditem
Elsewhere, in a match-up of Fortuna Liga's worst teams, Michalovce and Trencin split the points after a 1-1 draw. Nitra beat Pohronie 3-1, Sered edged Zilina 3-2 and Moravce had a goalless draw with Senica. Enditem
Messi received a one-match ban for an altercation with Chile's Gary Medel in the Copa America third-place playoff in July last year, which Argentina won 2-1.