The club, owned by Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang, qualified for Europe for the first time in their history by finishing seventh last season, but their task is made more difficult with qualification decided over one game rather than over two legs as in previous campaigns, with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a compressed calendar.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda tied Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 1-1 to avoid their ninth consecutive loss in the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Wednesday.
The two-day competition will see the country's most prestigious female race walkers, including world record holder Liu Hong and world champion Yang Jiayu, vying for the women's 20km title on Sunday. Enditem
The game between Osasuna and Getafe, which had been due to open the weekend, was moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, while Betis' home match against Valladolid was shifted from Monday night to Sunday evening as the result of an ongoing conflict between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over kickoff times.
Martinez's call-up came two days after he ended his 10-year spell at Arsenal to join rivals Aston Villa for a reported fee of 20 million euros (around 24 million US dollars).
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is pessimistic about the club's chances of strengthening its squad before starting the new season.
Hertha's new arrival remained in the thick of things as Cordoba scored his debut goal in his first match in the closing period.
WARSAW, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- In an interview for Polish media on Friday, legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
The ExCo meeting opened with a moment of silence in memory of former WADA President John Fahey, who passed away last Saturday in Australia at the age of 75. Enditem
Earlier in the day, women's 200m saw Kong Lingwei win with 23.64s as top favorite Ge failed to finish the race.