POAK finished second in Greece last season and a week ago defeated Portuguese giants Benfica 2-0 to book a place in the qualifying round ahead of the group stage of the Champions League.
TEHRAN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Esteghlal on Wednesday beat Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 3-0 in Group A with both sides advancing to the 2020 AFC Champions League round of 16.
The swimmers took part in vertical jumps, 30-meter sprints, pull-ups, trunk muscles strength training, and 3,000-meter runs in the two-day physical tests.
Meanwhile, Real Betis has started the season with two wins from two games and looks a lot tougher under former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini than under Joan Ferrer 'Rubi' last season.
The organizers also highlighted that reviews will take place after each test event, which would help formulate better working and contingency plans amid the pandemic.
Granada had few problems a week ago in beating the Albanian side Teuta 4-0 away from home a week ago and this time they have home advantage in a qualification that will be decided over just one game, because of time restrictions due to the coronavirus.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
But the draw was enough for Saint-Etienne to top the standings on goal difference over second-placed Rennes.
TOKYO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games can be held even without a coronavirus vaccine.
"There is a lot of talk about a tight season and our small squad. I am sure we will have a strong squad with every position doubled up," goalkeeper Manuel Neuer commented.
The news came three days after the reigning champions suffered a 5-0 loss to Independiente del Valle in Ecuadorian capital Quito - the Rio de Janeiro side's worst ever defeat in the prestigious club competition.