In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
The visitors doubled their lead shortly after the start of the second half, when the impressive Gabriel rose highest to head home Willian's corner.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.
The 20-year-old Duplantis, who set the world record of 6.18m on the World Indoor Tour in February, secured his victory after clearing 5.85m with his second attempt. He went on to clear 6.00m and finally conquered 6.15m with his second effort of the day.
The new season is said to be Lucien Favre's last chance to turn things around after the side failed to overtake their high-spending Bavarian rivals in the past two years.
Since the approval of the COVID-19 Relief Plan in June, FIFA has received applications from over 150 member associations.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- La Liga on Wednesday announced two changes to the scheduled kickoff times of the second round of matches of the season to be played this weekend.
Forward Serginho restored Jorge Wilstermann's advantage with a 56th-minute strike but Alves pulled his team level again with a smart finish after combining with Fabio Luciano.
MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said on Wednesday that his government is looking into how to allow the public to once again attend soccer matches, which returned on Aug. 8 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Competing against the likes of Muraz Barshim at the highest level has been a blessing to me, I have gained enormous experience and confidence in the last two years competing in Diamond League meetings," he said. Enditem
So far, fans in China are able to watch the new season of La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A online, except the Premier League.