A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
SAO PAULO, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian labor court ordered a national Serie A match between Palmeiras and Flamengo to proceed on Sunday, overturning an earlier decision to suspend the fixture because of a coronavirus outbreak at the Rio de Janeiro club.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the UEFA Europa League group stage after a 1-0 home win over Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday evening.
Earlier on Sunday, Wissam Ben Yedder struck in each half as nine-man Monaco held on to overcome Strasbourg 3-2 at home. Right-back Ruben Aguilar added another for Niko Kovac's side in stoppage time of the first half.
Real Sociedad ruined Elche's return to the top flight as they won 3-0 in Elche's Martin Valero stadium, with all the goals coming in the second half.
TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The new season of Iran's Professional League (IPL) will begin on Oct. 22, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
"The decision to sanction Mr Trovato is related to a series of matches that took place between 2018 and 2019, while he was president of the club," FIFA said, without providing further details.
Dubbed #RESTART, the series will witness a return of international table tennis events after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Suning and Shenzhen showcased aggressiveness at the beginning of the first half, with Teixeira Santos's header parried by Morteza Pouraliganji in the third minute. Shenzhen's Gao Lin shot to strike back three minutes later but failed to score.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six-time champions Boca Juniors secured their place in the Copa Libertadores knockout stage on Tuesday, despite being held to a goalless home draw by Libertad.
Striker Bi Jinhao scored a brace in the first half to seal the win for the Shanghai side in the last round of the first CSL phase.