However, the wheels came off on Sunday as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat away to Atletico Madrid, who tore Granada's usually solid defense apart time after time.
The result left Flamengo, the reigning Brazilian and South American champions, sixth in the 20-team league standings with 18 points from 11 matches. Palmeiras are fourth with 19 points.
Other media mention former Schalke hero and Belgian, Cote d'Ivorian and Iranian national coach Marc Wilmots as a candidate.
The revised outline released by Tokyo 2020 said that the Olympic torch relay will start its journey on March 25, 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture and traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan.
Former Augsburg head coach Baum has signed a two-year deal with Schalke, which will keep him in Gelsenkirchen until June 2022.
Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows workers defrosting the track in the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Zone for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing, capital of China. Construction of the National Sliding Center in Yanqing of Beijing has seen big progress that it began ice-making on Sept. 18 and is estimated to finish at the end of the month before China's national team train in the National Sliding Center in early October. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
The 62-year-old didn't exclude himself from the solution after leaving RB Leipzig eight weeks ago.
Behind the top three, Racing Point's Sergio Perez finished a strong fourth ahead of Daniel Ricciardo's Renault, and Charles Leclerc had a good run to sixth in his Ferrari ahead of Ricciardo's teammate Esteban Ocon.
Since 2013 the Swedes have played 30 matches at home, winning 18, drawing six and losing six, with the defeats coming against powerful sides such as Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and Wolfsburg to show the scale of the task facing Granada. Enditem
However, the good news for Real Madrid is that Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio are both fit after missing the first two games of the season through injury. Both have trained with the rest of the first team squad at the start of the week and should be available to at least start on the bench on Wednesday.
Cherono will take on Ethiopians Birhanu Legese, holder of the third-fastest time of 2:02:48 in marathon history and Kinde Atanaw, the race defending champion and current record holder for the Valencian course in a race slated for December 6.