That performance has put Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano under pressure and both he and Machin need wins to assure they are still in their jobs after the international break.
He then showed his goal scoring instincts remain completely intact by nodding home Atletico's fifth goal before then adding a sixth from close range in a 25 minute cameo which implies that if Barca wanted him out, it wasn't just for footballing reasons.
While Barca's pre-season was all about veteran players leaving and Leo Messi wanting to leave the club, their league debut at home to Villarreal was all about Ansu Fati. The 18-year-old was at the heart of nearly all the good things his side did in the first half as they went 4-0 up in just 45 minutes to assure Ronald Koeman a placid debut as coach. He scored the first two goals with an exhibition of cool finishing and then provoked the penalty which Messi slotted away to make it 3-0.
"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.
"The conditions are not easy. It's quite slow. The roof, obviously it helps a lot. especially in the next week, you never know if it's raining or not," said the Sinner.
Chongqing Dangdai edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0, but Shanghai SIPG still managed to rank first in Suzhou division, and will take on Shanghai Shenhua in the second stage. Enditem
The 22-year-old swimmer shattered the Asian record in 55.62 seconds on Tuesday, 0.45 seconds faster than the former Asian record holder, Olympic champion Liu Zige, who held the record for 11 years.
Meanwhile, Guarani also booked a place in the next stage of the tournament with a 3-1 win at Tigre. Johan Romana, Jose Florentin and Cecilio Dominguez netted for the Paraguayan outfit while Pablo Magnin was on target for the Argentine side.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched gold in the men's 200m backstroke in one minute and 55.26 seconds at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships here on Sunday.
The Serbian, who is seeking his 18th grand slam title, will face Colombia's Daniel Elahi Galan in the next round.
The recent setback is reviving discussions about Favre's ability to create stability while the squad is accused of lacking robustness when facing determined opponents of lower class.