"It's always the same old story," the football magazine kicker commented.
Celta held Barca to a 2-2 draw last season, with Iago Aspas netting a late equalizer and the now departed Luis Suarez scoring twice for Barca, so Thursday will be an indication as to how the two teams have evolved in the last three months.
"Especially here in Paris, I'm extremely happy because it's my favorite Grand Slam and favorite tournament of the year. I always play good here. I had many chances in last couple of years. I had match points or really close matches. I always play good here, just didn't close it," Schmiedlova said after the victory.
"The special situation during the pandemic forced people to find new ways of doing sports," said Liu. "Online sports competitions, online training classes and sports broadcasting shows have become more popular. That also led to faster development of hi-tech sporting equipment."
Brazil's Gremio also secured their place in the tournament's next phase on Tuesday, with a 2-0 home win over Chilean side Universidad Catolica. Pepe and Antonio Rodrigues were on the scoresheet for the Porto Alegre outfit.
The single-leg match was played behind closed doors in the central city of Petah Tikva, after Beer Sheva's Turner stadium in southern Israel was closed in June due to structural concerns.
Monday's first game saw Fulham outclassed at home by Aston Villa. The side that won promotion to the top-flight two seasons ago, outplayed the team that did the same last season with goals from Jack Grealish after four minutes, Conor Hourihane 11 minutes later and Tyrone Mings three minutes after the break.
New arrival Nayef Aguerd's goal after 33 minutes put Rennes in front. Serhou Guirassy scored a brilliant volley set up by winger Romain Del Castillo in the 52nd minute to extend Rennes' lead, before Adrien Hunou added the third in the closing period with a superb lob.
On October 7, Poland will face Finland in a friendly game in Gdansk. Four days later the team coached by Brzeczek will play against Italy in the Nations League, while on October 14 they host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Wroclaw.
"I am very happy and excited to sign for Maritimo," Alipour was quoted as saying.
It is the first time for national ice hockey matches to be held in Qinghai on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and is also a breakthrough in holding high-profile ice hockey events in high-altitude regions of the world.