Dortmund controlled possession but had to wait until the 21st minute for their first clear-cut chance, as Haaland's header called Yann Sommer into action.
The idea to add some leadership skills to exiting teenage talents could well pay off if the Swiss coach can create stability.
"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
Puig, whose performances were one of the few positives in Barca's disappointing end to last season and who looked as if he was going to play a major role in the new season, was left in the stands for the club's traditional pre-season Joan Gamper friendly against Elche on Saturday night.
Just before the break, Hoffenheim took a 2-1 lead as a VAR-assisted penalty was awarded after Rafael Czichos was fouled inside the box. Kramaric stepped up and slotted home past Horn.
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.
Thiago also thanked his former club, with which he had spent the previous seven years.
TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Saket Elhami, the head coach of Iran's Tractor soccer team, has been banned from all related activities for three months, the Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
Dortmund's season opener this Saturday evening against Borussia Moenchengladbach might well deliver first impressions of how the top German league's 2020/21 story might end.
But the partnership broke down as they failed to reach an agreement on controversies said to be mainly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, PP Sports said.
When asked about Suarez, who was also left out of a friendly against Gimnastic Tarragona at the weekend, Koeman said he had "spoken to him about the future and whether or not he will stay."