Much of the pre-match talk has been about the role Martin Odegaard could play after the Norwegian's successful loan spell at Real Sociedad earned him a quick return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt shared the spoils with newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld following a 1-1 draw. Augsburg downed Union Berlin 3-1 with two late goals, while Freiburg secured a 3-2 victory over newly-promoted Stuttgart. Enditem
Both coaches remain under fire. Former Huddersfield hero David Wagner and Florian Kohfeldt top the list of endangered managers.
"The FIVB is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the global Volleyball Family, and aims to launch an invitation to bid for the 2021 edition by the end of October 2020," read a statement.
Thiago also thanked his former club, with which he had spent the previous seven years.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
In his 43 appearances for Beijing in the 2019-20 season, Lin averaged 22.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.9 steals, leading the team into the last four before they were eliminated by eventual champions the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
Aubameyang, 31, joined the Gunners from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2018 and has since made 111 appearances and scored 72 goals.
"I've kept in contact with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni, Walter Samuel and Roberto Ayala," he told TyC Sports. "Since my injury they never stopped writing to see how I was so I am very grateful for that.
Jozwiak started his senior career for Lech Poznan in 2016 after coming through he club's youth academy. He made 104 appearances and scored 15 goals during his spell with Poznan from 2016 to 2020, including a brief loan to GKS Katowice in 2017. Enditem