SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.
The design of the torch needs to take into consideration its applicability with an interior combustor before being finalized, and the route for the torch relay requires careful deliberation. Plans for the opening and closing ceremonies will also see further refinement.
Real opened their season with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday after 90 minutes where they controlled the ball for large periods, but failed to create the clear chances needed to take all three points. It's true they still lack match practice after just one warm up game and that Martin Odegaard gave glimpses that he will slot into the side with few problems. Meanwhile the return of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco after injury should also help Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it looks as if scoring enough goals is again going to be Zidane's main headache this season.
BUCHAREST, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three Javelin throwers exceeded the meeting record at the Balkan Championships in Cluj-Napoca on Sunday, while Moldova's Andrian Mardare emerged victorious with 83.60m.
His agent Oliver Fischer announced the player wouldn't accept the club's decision and may take legal action to be allowed to return to regular training. According to Fischer, Szalai refuses to leave the club.
Eibar has started the campaign with two defeats, while Athletic Bilbao lost in Granada on the opening day of the season. However, with fans unhappy at Athletic's disappointing end to last campaign, question marks over coach Gaizka Garitano's defensive instincts and a lack of goals in attack, a defeat in the Ipurua Stadium would only increase the discontent surrounding a club that has so far failed to make any summer signings. Enditem
"We are not the ones making the decisions," Flick said when reacting to UEFA's announcement to stick to their plans of allowing a crowd in the Puskas Arena.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.
ASUNCION, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Paraguay will host Peru in the opening South American zone 2022 World Cup qualifier next month, regional football governing body CONMEBOL said on Monday.
LONDON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool gave an early statement of intent over their Premier League title defense as two goals from Sadio Mane gave them a 2-0 win away to Chelsea.
There should be goals when Sheffield United face Leeds United in Sunday's Yorkshire derby, which could be a baptism of fire for Leeds' new signing Diego Llorente given that his side has scored seven times and conceded the same number in their first two games of the campaign.