In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.
"I love these big matches. To face the best guys in the world is what I do the hard work for at home and in the off-season," Thiem said. "After the first set, it was great tennis from both of us. I could have easily been down two-sets-to-one. I'm really happy to be through. It was a great semifinal."
While coach Hansi Flick is demanding that gaps are closed quickly in his team to ensure a successful 2020/2021 season, the former president accuses Liverpool and Manchester United of trying to blackmail the club.
Flick claims only to have 16 quality players, including the trouble-causing cases.
In the other semifinal of the day, Ruichang fought from one game down to beat Hunan Hualai 3-1.
Ten minutes later, Spanish midfielder Nono curved the ball beautifully over the wall on a set-piece and Dobrivoj Rusov had to fish the ball out of his net for the second and final time.
Tuchel's side dominated possession, 78.1% to Lens' 21.9%, but failed to create good chances as they recorded just one shot on target during the game.
"Before that, we had a situation with a spit from Di Maria," the Portuguese coach added.
Thirty intelligence solutions in 10 key areas were unveiled in August to improve the operational efficiency of the Games and provide athletes, spectators and tourists with top-notch services.
Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Fabio Cannavaro (L) and Shenzhen FC's head coach Jordi Cruyff are seen prior to the 10th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shenzhen FC at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The enamel Zun featuring the Olympic rings was released on Thursday as a licensed product for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.