Freiburg seems in trouble as the brave-hearts have not only lost their goalie Alexander Schwolow (Hertha), defender Robin Koch (Leeds) and striker Luca Waldschmidt (Benfica).
Hoffenheim's wastefulness was punished moments later after Jan Thielmann's long ball into the box found new arrival Sebastian Andersson, who headed home the equalizer against the run of play.
"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
Too many unsolved cases endanger the 2020 treble winners' preparations, the 55-year-old claims. After the 29-year-old midfielder has left for the Premier League, Flick's squad was downsized to only 15 experienced players.
Only Dortmund can spoil Bayern's plans, assumes Lothar Matthaeus. But the German record international quickly added a big if: "If Bayern makes major mistakes."
Real Madrid have only had one preparation game and although that saw them brush past Getafe, there have to be some doubts over match fitness. Meanwhile Eden Hazard is unlikely to play, while by the time the match kicks off both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon will probably have joined Tottenham.
"The game was in fact over after my team saw a straight red card. However, my team tried their best to avoid a worse defeat," Duisburg head coach Torsten Lieberknecht said.
WARSAW, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- In an interview for Polish media on Friday, legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
MADRID, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronaldo Koeman said that his side still needs to improve as he addressed the press ahead of their traditional Joan Gamper pre-season friendly game.
The Israeli club scored the opening goal in a clever team execution of a free kick from 20 meters in the 30th minute. Instead of shooting on goal, Dutch midfielder Tjaronn Chery produced an impressive pass to Australian striker Nikita Rukavytsya, who passed to midfielder Yuval Ashkenazi for an easy goal.