Marcelo remains in support as left-back, presuming that Madrid decide to cash in on Sergio Reguilon, while Alvaro Odriozola's return from loan should offer support to Carvajal.
However, Nicolo Zaniolo's injury before the break cast a cloud over the Italians' victory. The Roma midfielder limped off in the first half following a collision with Donny van de Beek. Medical staff later confirmed that the 21-year-old had suffered "trauma" to his left knee and would undergo tests to "assess the full extent of the injury" when he returns to the Italian capital on Tuesday.
"With brighter color and more dynamic shapes, the new emblem now looks more vigorous," said Lin Cunzhen, designer of the Beijing 2022 emblems.
Spain responded with a big chance at the other end of the pitch as a misplaced return pass from Emre Can to goalkeeper Kevin Trapp allowed Rodrigo Moreno to intercept the loose ball. However, Trapp denied Moreno after blocking the shot in the nick of time in the 14th minute.
But having performed admirably since replacing Benjamin Ayimba, his former coach at Shujaa, at the helm on Oct. 17, 2016, KRU has once again turned to the retired ace to kick-start the rebuilding process for the team. Enditem
"You dream of it and never think it will happen," an emotional Bennett said after the race, during which the 29-year-old collected 65 sprint points to clinch the green jersey from Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
"It was a tough match and we fought hard. It wasn't easy, it could be better in the future," Mbappe said. "The most important thing is the result."
The boycott triggered by bonus payments saw the Union clamp down hard on the dissenting players and coaches which led to the dismissal of Simiyu, a former national captain of the sevens and 15s formats of the game.
Qingdao continue leading in the standings after nine games, with Ruichang ranking second by sweeping Shenzhen 5-0 on Sunday.
"It is my first on-site competition of the year and I felt very excited. I have not thought too much about the result," said Huang, whose winning mark also equaled his career best set three years ago when winning the gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin.
"I didn't feel happy this last year at the club," explained Messi.