Lokomotiv also have the advantage that the season in Georgia is more advanced than in Spain and they currently lie in fifth position in their domestic league with four wins, four draws and three defeats from 11 matches.
Although both Li and Wang were substituted in the third set, Tianjin's young players Wang Yizhu and Chen Boya combined for 10 points to sail to the victory.
As a result, the team decided to go on strike to express its solidarity with Szalai, who is highly respected among fans and staff.
"Mainz will, from now on, always be the club where players refused to follow the coach's instructions and refused to train," Schroeder added.
"We know that nobody can ignore the importance of Paolo, but we have to try replace him and the national team has responded," Gareca told reporters in a virtual press conference.
Both Tottenham and Newcastle have produced Jekyll and Hyde starts to the season, with Spurs losing to Everton and then scoring five away to Southampton, while Newcastle beat West Ham before being thrashed at home to Brighton and then netting seven in the Carabeo Cup. Given those records anything could happen when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane.
Optimism never seems to dry out for the Royal Blues, not even now, as many expect the club to react as they always do by sacking their coach and prepare to welcome coach number 11 since 2009. Enditem
Guangzhou Evergrande already secured the first position in this division by 31 points. However, the second and third position also see fierce competition between Jiangsu and Shandong, who gained the same number of points and are ranked only on goal difference. Enditem
"The players are asymptomatic and have been isolated under the supervision of the club's medical department," Flamengo tweeted on Sunday night.
"I was trying to find my rhythm and enhancing my cooperation with my teammates in today's match because I have long been out of formal games this year," said Tianjin captain Li.
Last weekend's home defeat to Crystal Palace was a shock to Manchester United fans, immediately prompting fears that last season's progress could be lost after a frustrating summer in the transfer market.