LONDON, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had a medical at Chelsea on Tuesday ahead of completing a move worth 22 million pounds (28 million U.S. dollars) from Rennes.
"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.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
The second half seemed to end in a draw, especially when both sides nearly ran out of stamina with more mistakes. Thanks to defender Ding Haifeng's accurate pass, Markao made a final hit for the Hebei side with a powerful header in the 91st minute.
Wolfsburg came close with 32 minutes played when Maximilian Arnold's corner kick struck the crossbar before John Anthony Brooks headed just over the target from a promising position two minutes later.
The second half seemed to end in a draw, especially when both sides nearly ran out of stamina with more mistakes. Thanks to defender Ding Haifeng's accurate pass, Markao made a final hit for the Hebei side with a powerful header in the 91st minute. Enditem
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
In Sunday's other Serie A matches, Genoa crushed newly promoted Crotone 4-1 while Sassuolo tied with Cagliari 1-1. Enditem
Tianjin dominated the match with strong attacks from Chinese national team players Li Yingying and Wang Yuanyuan, while Hebei hardly created a threat in the first set.
World number 12 Ding shared the opening four frames with Mark Allen, but took the following three in a row to seal a 5-2 win.
With the infection rate greater than 35 per 100,000 inhabitants per week in Munich (56.13), fans were banned from Bayern's recent league game against Schalke.