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
Wolfsburg thought they had opened the scoring at the hour mark but Admir Mehmedi's goal was ruled offside. Meanwhile, Leverkusen tested Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels through Moussa Diaby, who unleashed a shot from nine meters in the 64th minute.
A month has passed since then and the game will be a good test of Liverpool's ability to defend their title after beating Chelsea a week ago and also of how much Arsenal have improved under Mikel Arteta. Enditem
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
If Flamengo's secondary samples prove positive, the players will be isolated for 14 days before being tested again, according to CONMEBOL guidelines.
"We are now more than halfway through our journey but face an uphill battle ahead," the vice president and secretary-general of the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
"I know that this cruel loss has brought immense sorrow and I would like you to know that the African football fraternity shares in this pain," Ahmad added.
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.
With the win, Chongqing pocketed five straight wins to rank third with 21 points, while Shijiazhuang dropped to the fifth with 17 points, four points behind the fourth-placed Hebei China Fortune, and had no chance to enter the top four with only one game left in the division. Enditem
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth positions of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16 to December 12.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Swimmer Yu Hexin broke the national record of the men's 50m freestyle with 21.79 seconds in the heat at the 2020 Chinese National Swimming Championships here on Saturday.