The road so far has been far from easy, especially given the difficulties created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which "brought an extra load and challenges" for the organizers, who spared no effort delivering on their promise of a 'green, inclusive, open and clean' Games.
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
Teda's Frank Acheampong scored in the 69th minute but his goal was ruled out for offside. Alessandrini added the third for Huanghai in the 88th minute. Enditem
Semedo's departure leaves Barcelona needing to sign a right back, as the only player in their first team squad currently able to play in that position is Sergi Roberto, who also plays in midfield.
The Rubronegro have remained in Ecuador ahead of Tuesday's clash in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil.
The second half saw David Silva make his home debut, coming on for Isak shortly after the hour, while Casemiro, Fede Valverde and youngster Marvin Park, making his Madrid debut, came on for Zidane's side with 20 minutes left to play.
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later in the opening fixtures of the South American Confederation's (CONMEBOL) 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Queiroz is expected to name his squad for the matches next week.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There should be goals when Sheffield United face Leeds United in Sunday's Yorkshire derby, which could be a baptism of fire for Leeds' new signing Diego Llorente given that his side has scored seven times and conceded the same number in their first two games of the campaign.
Leicester City will be without Wilfred Ndidi for 12 weeks with a groin injury and he will be an important absentee for their visit to face Manchester City, who kicked off their season with a 3-1 win away to Wolves, who visit West Ham.
It is also worth bearing in mind that Palace have failed to score in six of Everton's last seven visits to south London.