Nobody will doubt Messi's commitment on the pitch, however, and he will again lead the side this Sunday in an attack which will probably also see Antoine Griezmann, who now has more responsibility following Suarez's departure, and Ansu Fati, who was virtually the only good news to come out of last season.
Shenhua doubled the lead eight minutes after the break when Peng's header found Bi Jinhao, who resisted a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge in the box to drill home.
Aston Villa dominated nearly the whole game, and their task was made much easier after John Egan's red card in the 12th minute.
Spain's 12-time French Open winner Nadal, who is bidding for a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam, will play world No. 83 Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in the first round.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty again awarded by VAR after Marc Bartra was adjudged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
The two games ended a round of matches that saw Liverpool win 2-0 away to Chelsea on Sunday, while Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-1 and Manchester United were beaten 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their first league match of the campaign. Enditem
BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen and its secretary-general Thomas Lund said in a joint letter Friday that pushing back the tournament would affect the world rankings and next season's BWF Tournament calendar but it was the best option.
Alessandrini converted a penalty in the 57th after his teammate Zhou Junchen was fouled by Teda defender Qian Yumiao. The Frenchman then doubled in the 89th minute to seal the win for Huanghai.
Portu opened the scoring in the 55th minute from a tight angle after a pass from Mikel Merino, and Adnan Januzaj doubled the visitors' lead 13 minutes from time from the penalty spot after he had been clipped in the Elche area.
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Matchday 3 of La Liga sees FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Elche play their first games of the season, while Real Madrid has another difficult away game. Here are some things to look out for in Spain this weekend.
Meanwhile all eyes will focus on whether new signing Edouard Mendy goes straight into the Chelsea side or if Frank Lampard keeps faith with Kepa Arrizabalaga after another bad error last weekend.