BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Second-half goals from Joshua Sargent and Tahith Chong helped Werder Bremen to beat lower-league team Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 whereas Union Berlin needed extratime to beat second-division club Karlsruhe courtesy of Nico Schlotterbeck's sole goal in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
After the 10th round, Wuhan Zall slipped to the fourth position in Group B on goal difference, while Shijiazhuang Ever Bright moved to the third with 16 points. Enditem
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC beat Sichuan Jiuniu 2-0, Nantong Zhiyun pocketed three points after defeating Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 2-0. Enditem
Mohamed Salah scored two penalties in a hat-trick as reigning champions Liverpool beat newly promoted Leeds United 4-3 in a thrilling game at Anfield, while Wilfred Zaha's 13th minute goal gave Crystal Palace a winning start at home over Southampton and new boys Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks both scored as Newcastle cruised past a poor West Ham in the London Stadium.
KUNMING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Two women's top-flight soccer clubs Wuhan Chedu Jianghan University and Shanghai RCB have been punished for violating regulations and disciplinary codes, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Monday.
With around 50 players testing positive for COVID-19 in Spain during pre-season it seems obvious that some teams are going to be affected again in the coming weeks and months, despite the efforts of the Spanish football league (La Liga).
ROME, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Italian Serie A on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a new company that will seek investors and oversee the sale of the league's television rights.
The Premier League announced last Thursday that they have terminated their cooperation with Chinese broadcaster PP Sports.
ACCRA, Sept.11 (Xinhua) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will hold presidential and general assembly elections on March 12 next year in the Moroccan capital Rabat, the continental football body announced late Thursday after an executive committee meeting.
The Beijing Ducks have reached a multi-year agreement with Pianigiani, who will lead the team in the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.
The pressure for the German coach and his PSG team may grow in the coming week as they face a busy schedule with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday and followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem