Athletic's pre-season has been hampered by six players testing positive for COVID-19 and injuries to others such as Yuri Berchiche, Inigo Martinez and Mikel Vesga and coach Gaizka Garitano could give minutes to impressive youngsters Unai Vencedor and Jon Morcilla, while COVID-19 also deprives Granada of veteran signing Jorge Molina.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as the defending champions of the Chinese Super League beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 here on Sunday.
Zhejiang then leveled again by a straight-set win in the women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping took the decisive point for Qingdao after sweeping Dong Weijie/Lv Rouhao in just 15 minutes.
Higuain is a free agent after he and Italian giants Juventus mutually agreed to terminate his contract a year ahead of its expiry.
Xu and Melichar are now both one win away from the first Grand Slam women's doubles title for each of them. Xu was a women's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 2019, while Melichar was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2018. Melichar does have a Grand Slam mixed doubles title, winning that event alongside Alexander Peya of Austria at that same 2018 Wimbledon.
BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round of the German Cup after moving 5-0 past third division outfit Duisburg on Monday.
ACCRA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been named one of the coaching staff for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.
VILNIUS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The two-day Vilnius Marathon 2020 ended on Sunday, gathering over 6,500 runners around the world.
"We heard a very encouraging technical report from the Coordination Commission who informed us the technical preparations are on track and going very well," the IOC president said in a video conference after the IOC Executive Board meeting on Wednesday.
"It will be very positive to play two of the five weeks at home as we can be closer to our fans and also limit the traveling," he added. Enditem
Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea defender Filipe Luis put Flamengo ahead with an eighth-minute strike and Barbosa doubled the lead with a powerful finish after Muriel Becker parried away a free-kick.