However, the hectic last 11 games saw Atletico find form and as rivals such as Real Sociedad and Getafe lost ground, in the end the top four was secured with relative ease.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
Dejan Lovren scored first for the visitors in the 18th minute, but Antoine Griezmann's close-range effort and Dominik Livakovic's own goal gave France the lead before the interval.
Wu Haodong/Wang Chang overcame Deng Jiaqiang/Wu Tuobin 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3 to take the first point for Zhejiang in the opening men's doubles, before Lei Lanxi beat Ren Pengbo in the men's singles to tie the match for Shenzhen.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- American star Serena Williams and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin both advanced into the third round of the US Open after making light work of their respective opponents on Thursday.
"By bringing together the winter sport industry under the theme of the Power of Ice and Snow, the World Winter Sports Expo is the perfect platform to highlight this important contribution of sport to the recovery. The Expo is also an important step as China gets ready to welcome the world's best winter sport athletes in 2022," Bach said.
Shenzhen will also face another huge loss in the clash with defending champions since Mary got a red card and was sent off the pitch in the stoppage time due to his aggressive language to Shanghai head coach Choi Kang-Hee.
Also on Sunday, Wales edged Bulgaria 1-0 to top the second-tier Group B4, while Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Finland.
HANGZHOU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A canoeing relay was held on Sunday in Hangzhou, host city of the 19th Asian Games in 2022, with the Games set to welcome their two-year countdown next week.
After months of preparation, the ITTF announced the return of table tennis into the international arena and named it as RESTART.
FIFA added that a new schedule would be unveiled "in due course" after further talks with CONCACAF officials, confirming only that the first round would be in March.