Alaba joined Bayern as a junior in 2009, making his way to world-class. Over recent years, the Austrian talked about his dreams of playing in Spain for clubs like Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Forward Serginho restored Jorge Wilstermann's advantage with a 56th-minute strike but Alves pulled his team level again with a smart finish after combining with Fabio Luciano.
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.
Looking at the Bavarian's rivals, one ends up with Borussia Dortmund, Moenchengladbach, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. All hope the limited return of fans can deliver additional motivation. Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg might complete the race for international spots.
Li Jialun of Heilongjiang competes during the Men's High Jump Final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
The first report "They Blamed Me Because I Am Asian," written by 87 high school interns from the center's Youth Campaign, analyzed 990 interviews with AAPI youths this summer to explore how young people are coping with rising racism.
Behind Bayern's attitude stands the intention to map the team's hierarchy in the player's salary.
"He has the speed, he can combine, can defend, can press. It makes it just more unpredictable and gives us real options for different systems because he can play pretty much all three positions up front in a 4-3-3. If we play with four midfielders he can play both wings," said the German coach.
Jota is Liverpool's third signing this summer, following Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Greek defender Kostas Tsimikas.
"It's a fact that most CBA clubs are operating at a loss," a source told Xinhua. "The average loss can reach tens of millions of RMB per year."
Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat is the other team which notched up two wins from the first two rounds of the second-tier league. They beat Beijing BSU 2-0 in a second-round fixture on Wednesday.