Finding suitable squad replacements appears to be just as stressful as dealing with contract extensions of vital players.
Prior to the game, both sides needed a victory to secure them a top four berth with only two games left in the Suzhou division.
"We had an excellent first half, it's a pity we didn't end the game right away, we dropped physically in the second half and we knew that they were aiming for breakaways, but we were good at controlling them," Pirlo said after the match.
Non-Japanese athletes should have tests within 72 hours before departure for Japan in their own country or region and will be tested again upon their arrival in Japan, according to the measures released after a joint meeting by Tokyo 2020, the Japanese government and the Tokyo metropolitan government.
Although Suning looked like they dominated the game, it was Shenhua who created real threat. The 40th minute saw the Shanghai side's 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribble through the Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleying from a close range, but his shot was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
Su crossed the line in two hours, 16 minutes, 29 seconds, 14 seconds shy of his personal best set in Xuzhou two years ago. Yang from Jiangsu finished second in 2:17:36, followed by Yang Shaohui from Yunnan in 2:18:44.
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.
A month has passed since then and the game will be a good test of Liverpool's ability to defend their title after beating Chelsea a week ago and also of how much Arsenal have improved under Mikel Arteta. Enditem
But he has fallen out of favor under Atletico's current manager Jorge Sampaoli and has not played for the club since March.
Frank de Boer wore the Netherlands shirt 112 times as a player. He started his coaching career at Ajax in December 2010, with which he captured four Dutch league titles. After that he had unsuccessful spells at Internazionale, Crystal Palace and, until July 2020, at Atlanta United. Enditem
The pay-tv stations covering the game, Sky and DZAN, announced they would not be sending reporters to Budapest but instead would commentate on the game from Germany.