But Chinese developers are not giving up, and continue to maintain an "impressive" fight in each category, the report said.
"The relationship between me and him - the relationship between him and all the Manchester United squad - was more like father and son," Dong said in Chinese, although he speaks and understands basic English.
"The task is going to be difficult because we have an opponent that are the reigning champions," said Atletico director Clemente Villaverde.
He says he kept getting flashbacks of the match point that earned him the biggest trophy of his young career.
"One of my goals for next year would be a Grand Slam title, finishing in the top-three by the end of the year, making the Nitto Finals again and winning a Masters 1000."
The Lakers (24-4) fell level with Milwaukee for the NBA's best record just two days before they visit the Eastern Conference leaders in a potential NBA Finals showdown.
The 21-year-old concluded his 2019 season with a bang, lifting the ATP Finals crown in London on his debut in the tournament to end his year at No.6 in the world.
Premier League leaders Liverpool take time out from their title surge as they face Flamengo in FIFA's World Club Cup final in Qatar on Saturday.
At the end of 2018, she was ranked 875 but she will head into 2020 at 68.
Van Bommel, one of the stars of the Dutch team that ended as runners-up in the 2010 World Cup, was in his second season as manager of PSV.
West Ham United
"I feel the purity of their eyes and their hearts," Dong said.