Falcao, 34, has found his scoring touch for Galatasaray with three goals from the opening three rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
Alba had to limp off in the 74th minute and was replaced by new signing Sergino Dest, who played on the left of the Barca defense, despite being right-footed.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
"My club had been closed for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and just reopened a month ago," said Zhang, adding that he has received dozens of reservations for this holiday one week in advance, mostly from young people.
To stay in the A-group is a matter affecting the team's future, Keller said.
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
The reigning German Champion decided to stick to its successful squad and only go for replacements. "It is striking that Bayern wouldn't have made transfers like this in normal times," Rangnick added.
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The goalless draw follows another 0-0 away to newly promoted Huesca in midweek and even though Luis Suarez was in the starting 11 for the second time in four days, he looked to be lacking match-fitness as Atletico produced just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
"We stop, we come back, we stop on the changeovers. I think this is a little bit dangerous for the body with these very heavy conditions."
Matthaeus encouraged Schalke not to give up as 31 rounds of matches still remain.