In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
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.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
Lucien Favre then brought on Marco Reus for his return after a long injury lay-off, and the German international paid back his trust seconds later, beating Weinkauf following a free-kick at the hour mark.
"There is no place for racism in football but I don't think so," Villas-Boas said, "We will look at it later."
The final clash between Qingdao and Ruichang will be held on Monday, each of which won once in their previous two meetings in the regular season. Enditem
As the participants have not taken football training in the first half of the year, all of them are excited at taking part in the tournament and have prepared for nearly two months before it gets started.
With the match in Los Carmenes rescheduled for 18:30 local time on Saturday, it now falls to Eibar and Celta Vigo to kick off the new season.
"Concrete pouring must be done all at once, so it's common for us to work continuously for more than 10 hours. In order to catch up the schedule, we have to fight!" he said with a smile.
The other three players are Argentine duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas.