Diego Martinez's side kicked off with a 2-0 win at home to Athletic Club, won 4-0 away in Albania in the Europa League qualifying round and then defeated Alaves this Sunday.
"You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore."
Leo Messi will also be in the spotlight after a summer in which he asked to leave the Camp Nou, while the pressure will also be ramped up on Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who has returned following his loan to Bayern Munich.
Their performances at the championships will be an important reference for their qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
In the other game in the Chengdu division, Taizhou Yuanda beat Beijing BSU 2-0, and Inner Mongolia Zhongyou defeated Beijing Renhe 2-1.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hulk scored from the penalty area as Shanghai SIPG beat Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Iago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo won 2-1 at home to Valencia on Saturday night.
Bakambu (C) of Beijing Sinobo Guoan vies for the ball during the 13th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Beijing Sinobo Guoan at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
Peru will be without their captain and all-time highest scorer Paolo Guerrero, who has been ruled out for the rest of the year because of a knee injury.
After Beijing jumped to a 13-4 lead in the third set, Yunan called a time-out, closing it to one point at 20-21, and called another time-out but failed to level it even.
The tournament, which was originally scheduled for June, was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and served as the second major played this year. Enditem