"I never make changes thinking about other games. You can't play two games in one game. It's not a good idea. The first changes were tactical changes to ... bring on fresh legs and try to score more goals."
Danilo described himself as fortunate for having worked under managers such as Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola and Andrea Pirlo. And he described himself as a more complete player now than the one that left Santos to join Porto in 2012.
"We are prepared for safe Olympic Games whatever conditions the world will be facing next summer," he said. Enditem
The home side broke the deadlock in the 18th minutes as Bryan Cristante steered his header into the net off Jack Bonaventura's corner.
Zheng Yaping's layup pushed Henan to a 23-22 lead for the first time since the tip-off, and Henan made the most of an 18-0 surge midway through the second quarter to lead 43-28 at halftime.
These three players have all been included in the squad for the Champions League along with John Stones, who remains at Manchester City despite his erratic form since joining from Everton in 2016.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The new chapter seems to stand for an important milestone after having to compete in the shadow of his popular father over a decade, who disappeared from the public after an accident in 2013 and is treated in privacy.
"Leo continues to be a forward, whether that be as a No. 9 or second striker," Scaloni said. "But he is a forward and we always try to have three options up front. I don't think his position on the pitch has changed [at Barcelona]. In the end he is always a forward or an attacking player."
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is a doubt for Brazil's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia because of a back problem, the Selecao team's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Wednesday.
The first half began with both sides looking to pressure the other high up the field and fruit of that pressure the Swiss forced the first chance of the game when De Gea was forced into a flying save to deny Loris Benito's powerful left foot shot from inside the area.