PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Julian Draxler's header in stoppage time earned Paris Saint-Germain a precious 1-0 win over Metz at home on Wednesday, ending the Ligue 1 defending champions' losing streak in the opening two games of the new season.
The 31-year-old recently commented that he would like to return to the Premier League and said Madrid had blocked previous attempts to leave.
Elsewhere, ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain disposed of American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3, and former French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova had to fight hard for a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over the U.S.'s Bernarda Pera. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Fans will return to football matches in Rio de Janeiro next month after a six-month coronavirus ban, local authorities said on Friday.
The game between Osasuna and Getafe, which had been due to open the weekend, was moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, while Betis' home match against Valladolid was shifted from Monday night to Sunday evening as the result of an ongoing conflict between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over kickoff times.
Cao Yunding had a goal disallowed in the 19th minute after the Shenhua's scorer tripped Tong Lei inside the box.
"The whole sports business is going through a difficult time, so the broadcasters in China have to buy the broadcasting rights based on rational judgement. We need to enhance our bargaining power," Wang Dong, executive vice president of Suning Sports, said during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS). Enditem
Dominik Greif, the man guarding the visitor's goal on the opposite end, erased the home team's greatest scoring chance in a similar manner in the 81st minute after a square pass attempt.
Ramy Bensebaini couldn't hold the pace and tripped Reyna up inside the box. The video assistant referee intervened and awarded the "BVB" a penalty. Haaland stepped up and sent Sommer into the wrong corner to double the lead in the 54th minute.
Dortmund's season opener this Saturday evening against Borussia Moenchengladbach might well deliver first impressions of how the top German league's 2020/21 story might end.
Tractor will participate at the next year's AFC Champions League qualification as the champions of Iran's Hazfi Cup. Enditem