More than other clubs, Schalke has suffered from games behind closed doors. "Schalke is a club with a very close connection to its enthusiastic fans. To play without them feels strange," he commented.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sees BVB as being the club's most dangerous rivals this season. "They have had a much longer break and preparation," the 64-year-old said.
"We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season," he added.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brought all sports events to a grinding halt early in the year, many sports lovers, including aerobics enthusiasts were confined to their homes or their local communities.
However, under the eccentric tutelage of coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds refused to lie down, and equalized in the 12th minute through Jack Harrison after a fine counter-attack.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu will almost certainly have to face a vote of no confidence from members of the club, who on Thursday gathered the necessary number of signatures on Thursday to force the vote.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alexander Nouri, the Iranian-German coach, has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran's top-flight Esteghlal soccer club, Persian Football website reported on Thursday.
GENEVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- World volleyball governing body FIVB announced the cancellation of the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 on Thursday after the decision was made by the FIVB Board of Administration.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday confirmed the return of Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, along with the purchase of left-back Sergio Reguilon on a five-year contract.
DOHA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Sharjah FC beat Al Duhail SC 4-2 to get their first win on matchday four of the 2020 AFC Champions League group C on Friday.