Koeman had made no secret that he wanted the duo and the failure to sign Garcia leaves Barca looking especially lightweight in central defense, where they only have Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, with Ronald Araujo to provide cover.
As for player updates, Germany's Han Ying enters the action at the Women's World Cup in place of Australia's Melissa Tapper, and Germany's Patrick Franziska replaces Australia's Hu Heming to participate in the Men's World Cup. Enditem
The Rams, as the champions of the previous three seasons are nicknamed, started off well and dominated 4-1 after the first half of the game, led by the Canadian forward Matthew Mistele's two goals, but the visitors from Michalovce produced a miraculous comeback by scoring four in a row.
The club said that four outfielders and three infielders have been infected with the virus, as well as four non-playing staff, bringing the total number of recent infections at the club to 13 after it was revealed on Sunday that right-hander Daiki Iwashita and a staff member had tested positive.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
Organizers have set up two tracks, a 19.5km track for professionals and a 13km track for amateurs, in a group time trial format, circling the Wulashan Township of Urad Front Banner.
Struber brings plenty of international experience to the Red Bulls, starting with his work in the youth program for Austria's Red Bull Salzburg where he coached the U-15, U-16 and U-19 sides. He also coached Austrian sides FC Liefering from 2017-2018 and Wolfsberger AC in 2019. Struber then moved to Barnsley, where he signed a two-year deal in 2019.
Although it is still very early days, the signs are much better at FC Barcelona than many expected before the season started. Ronald Koeman's team has won its first two games with ease, netting a total of seven goals without conceding and the image on the pitch has been much better than the side that looked sad and tired during Quique Setien's time in charge.
Shanghai managed to turn a six-point deficit after the first quarter into a 10-point lead at the end of the first half, and never looked back afterwards.
Farias' task has been made more difficult by the ongoing suspension of Bolivia's first division because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the Azzurri's request to postpone the game, the Serie A league enforced the rule that as long as a team has 13 players available including a goalkeeper, the game can go ahead.