It has been such a complicated summer for FC Barcelona that it is almost hard to know where to begin. Ronald Koeman takes over a side that is now without Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi will clearly be the focus of attention after his summer request to leave the club, but Antoine Griezmann has to step up after Suarez's departure and Frenkie de Jong has to do the same in a side now without Vidal and Rakitic.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top snooker player Ding Junhui and his compatriot Yan Bingtao both reached the quarterfinals at the European Masters in Milton Keynes, England on Friday.
South American football governing body CONMEBOL is understood to have ruled out the possibility of postponing the fixture. The entity's coronavirus protocols required clubs to register 50 players in their Copa Libertadores squads to help teams with several coronavirus cases.
Iago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo won 2-1 at home to Valencia on Saturday night.
The second half started similar to the first as Leverkusen were the more active team whereas the "Wolves" lurked for their chances.
"FC Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Arturo Vidal. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 1 million euros in variables," read a statement from Barcelona.
Although Shenzhen FC's Gao Lin managed to pull one back in the 63rd minute by seizing the spot-kick, the Shandong based club still successfully took three points, ending their four-round winless run and allowing them to temporarily upgrade to second place.
TOKYO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo 2020 organizers are planning to test all foreign athletes for COVID-19 when they arrive in Japan for the delayed Olympic Games, it was announced in draft measures on Wednesday.
"I am very happy to represent Shenhua. I think it is a tough game and our opponents are very strong, but even one point is important to us," said Martinez after the game. Enditem
"Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position. Petr Cech was the best in the world in that position for a long time, so he's obviously had a big say in this situation," explained Lampard of the former keeper, who in 2004 also joined Chelsea from Rennes.
After winning the match 5-1, Yan now faces Martin Gould.