Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
Zhang also broke the national record in the women's 100m freestyle on Sunday.
Although Jurgen Klopp's men were relentless, Arsenal had their chances and Alisson had to be at his best to twice deny Lacazette who had been put through on goal.
Meanwhile, Guarani also booked a place in the next stage of the tournament with a 3-1 win at Tigre. Johan Romana, Jose Florentin and Cecilio Dominguez netted for the Paraguayan outfit while Pablo Magnin was on target for the Argentine side.
The Slovak will face Argentinian qualifier and world No. 131 Nadia Podoroska for a spot in the round of 16.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa celebrates his goal during a Serie A soccer match between FC Inter and Fiorentina in Milan, Italy, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The AFC age group championships will be known as AFC Asian Cups from 2021, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday following a rebranding exercise.
With the international break around the corner, that means the next time Hazard has a chance of playing would be in Madrid's home game at home to Cadiz on October 18th.
MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Villarreal to give Ronald Koeman a winning start to his reign as coach in a game where 18-year-old Ansu Fati once again showed he is the natural successor to Leo Messi.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) --The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced a 28-man squad here on Tuesday to prepare for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with two naturalized players Jiang Guangtai and Fei Nanduo being selected for the first time.