Valladolid and Celta drew 1-1 with Sergi Guardiola's 66th minute penalty cancelling out Iago Aspas' 44th minute strike for Celta.
"I will be competing for the first time since running under two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. I'm happy to race with the dominant athletes, that is how the sport is and should be treated like that. Competition makes the sport beautiful," he added.
Koeman changed the style Barca used under Quique Setien, adapting a 4-2-3-1, with Antoine Griezmann leading the line, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in the midfield holding roles and Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati in an attacking line of three.
Also on Thursday, Shandong dominated from start to end en route to a 101-51 rout of Daqing. Enditem
Shanghai Shenhua wrapped up with 21 points on the fourth place in the Dalian group, while Henan languished at the bottom with six points.
Eibar's 2-1 defeat to Athletic Club leaves Jose Luis Mendilibar's side with just one point from their first three games of the season and after seeing them fail to create any chances from open play against their neighbors you fear for their future.
Eleven Shandong players scored. Cao Junwei nailed three 3-pointers to post a game-high 18 points. Yang Hengyu and Wang Yingzhu each collected 16 points.
XINING, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 China Youth Ice Hockey Tournament Division U12 began here on Thursday, the first domestic ice hockey tournament since the beginning of 2020.
First, the Brazil international forward thumped in a close-range effort after Giorgian de Arrascaeta's attempt was parried clear by Jorge Pinos. Then, he ran onto Arrascaeta's superb one-touch pass and rounded Pinos before calmly caressing a shot into an empty net from the edge of the penalty area.
"We will work hard to overcome the unprecedented challenge the world is facing, and help athletes perform to their best in a new kind of Games."
"I always thought that one year it has to come. Especially when I won against such great players, I have big respect for both of them. I never played against Vika before. I watch her many times in the TV, even when I was not on the tour. When I was younger, I watched many of her matches," added the 26-year-old.