Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
He has also been capped 36 times for the Italian national team.
Bratislava is among several towns with a high rate of new coronavirus cases and the Pandemic Committee restricted local fans from attending the match so only empty stands and the TV broadcast crew saw the home team's Slovenian striker Zan Medved open the score in the 13th minute when he was left unguarded and had no trouble putting the ball in Trnava's net after Rafael Ratao's great center pass from the left side.
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
The former Barca striker got a straight red for slapping on the back of Alvaro Gonzalez's head.
Capped twice for Argentina's national team, Quarta has made 101 appearances for River Plate and scored nine goals since his professional debut in 2016. Enditem
But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
Ten minutes later, Spanish midfielder Nono curved the ball beautifully over the wall on a set-piece and Dobrivoj Rusov had to fish the ball out of his net for the second and final time.
R&F ran riot in the dying minutes as new sign Song Wenjie forced Ji Xiang to score an own goal in the 88th minute, four minutes before Chang Feiya scored the leveler with a volley.
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
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.