PARIS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain opened their Ligue 1 title defence with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens.
The league told reporters that the media rights for the league for the last three seasons brought in 1.31 billion euros (1.55 billion U.S. dollars), according to the data firm Statista. But it has been a point of contention this year, as the global coronavirus outbreak forced games to stop for more than three months.
Castagne opened the scoring with a 56th minute header and Vardy scored in the 74th and 84th minutes with both goals coming from the penalty spot - the first after he had been pulled back in the West Brom area.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United will be fascinating to watch after the master tactician earned promotion last season, although Leeds could suffer from a lack of goals.
A Premier League statement released on China's social media Weibo read: "Premier League chief executive Richard Masters promised to Chinese fans that they are working hard to find solutions to broadcast the matches in China. Unfortunately, the first round matches of the 2020-21 season won't be broadcast in China."
Marcos Llorente impressed for Atletico last season and Diego Costa showed signs of life, but the club needs record signing Joao Felix to step forward and show why they paid 120 million euros for him a year ago.
The top four teams enter the knockout round of the CBSL, which will kick off on Sunday. A draw will be held on Saturday to decide the schedule of the semifinals. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Italian international Graziano Pelle scored in Shandong Luneng's 1-1 with Shanghai Shenhua at the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Former Bayern Munich and Brazil international right-back Rafinha has admitted that his move to Olympiacos from Flamengo was financially motivated.
Marouane Fellaini (L) of Shandong Luneng attends a training session ahead of the 11th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shandong Luneng at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
The bad relationship got worse last month as PSG went all the way into the Champions League final, which previously was an honor exclusively belonging to Marseille.