Ghada Waly (R), Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Gianni Infantino, President of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) attend the signing ceremony at the Vienna International centre, Austria, Sept. 14, 2020. UNODC and FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to step up their joint cooperation to address threats posed by crime to sport. (Photo by Georges Schneider/Xinhua)
"China is the most important market for us internationally," Alexander Jobst told Xinhua in a recent interview. The member of the board for marketing, sales, and organization at the German top tier club said they intend to create a new generation of Royal Blues fans in China over the next years.
The next 20 minutes were dominated by Brest, but Maccabi's defense stopped all the visitors' attempts.
A miracle happened in the last minute, after Beijing goalkeeper Guo Quanbo's defense from the back of Marcos Vinicius Amaral Alves gifted him a penalty after the referee checked the VAR, helping Hebei find the equalizer. Enditem
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt shared the spoils with newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld following a 1-1 draw. Augsburg downed Union Berlin 3-1 with two late goals, while Freiburg secured a 3-2 victory over newly-promoted Stuttgart. Enditem
Despite the defeat, Al-Taawoun remain top of Group C thanks to a superior head-to-head record over second-placed Al-Duhail SC, who beat Sharjah FC 2-1 earlier in the day to reach six points, while Persepolis climb above Sharjah into second place with four points, just two behind the group leaders at the stage's halfway point.
Hertha's new arrival remained in the thick of things as Cordoba scored his debut goal in his first match in the closing period.
"I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career. I will close this chapter in this wonderful football club where I have grown as a player for seven years... Triumphs, joys and also hard times but what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with the club, a history and a culture," he commented. Enditem
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
Meanwhile the fixtures between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Elche, and Levante and Atletico Madrid have been postponed because of Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico and Elche's late finishes to last season and they will now be played in December.
Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem