BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The first weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season saw wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and defending champions Liverpool, though the title holders were made to work for their 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds.
Chongqing enlarged the lead in the 65th minute when Fernandinho's pass was blocked by defender Shizhe's arm. After checking by VAR, the referee awarded Chongqing a penalty and Kardec made it 2-0.
A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
"I intend to prove my qualities to my critics. This attitude helps me at Schalke get over tough times with my team," the 2015 Belgian champion said.
"Depending on the future direction about the club's sporting and economic ambition, we could only consider working with partners who definitely have proof a connection to the club's identity," Jobst underlined.
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
"I feel unhappy even though I won. The result is not good, my friend Ge could have done better than me," said Kong.
CONMEBOL said strict sanitary protocols would be adopted for the tournament, in accordance with requirements in each of the confederation's 10 member nations.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alireza Mansourian was appointed as the new head coach of Iran's top-flight Tractor soccer club on Thursday, the official website of the club reported.
Zahavi and Alaba's father have denied having requested that size. David Alaba expressed his surprise about the club's statements and said he felt hurt.
The 26-year-old Wang from Guangdong took the pole position in a three-man leading group in the early stages of the race and soon broke clear to seize a comfortable sole lead. The 2018 Asian Games champion never looked back until breaking the tape in style with a clocking of one hour, 20 minutes and 49 seconds.