LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Premier League champions Liverpool confirmed the signing of Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Friday in a deal worth around 30 million euros.
Sport Recife are currently 15th in the 20-team Brazilian Serie A standings with three wins from their first 10 matches. Enditem
The hosts almost made it four moments later but Matthias Ginter hacked Felix Passlack's shot off the goal line.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Veteran goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has been recalled to Mexico's national squad for the first time in more than two years for friendlies against Costa Rica and the Netherlands, the country's football federation said on Wednesday.
The South American qualifiers had been due to begin in March but were suspended because of the global health crisis.
The Slovak champions have been unceremoniously eliminated from the Champions League Qualifiers by forfeit after an outbreak of COVID-19 was confirmed in the team at the end of August and now the team from the capital city bids farewell to the second-tier Europa League Qualifiers after losing in a penalty shootout against the Finnish champions KuPS Kuopio.
Kuopio's Nigerian striker Aniekpeno Udoh got in front of Bratislava's goalkeeper Greif and had no trouble scoring from close range after a low pass from the right side.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also met little trouble in her 6-4, 6-3 win over Russia's Anna Blinkova.
"The game was in fact over after my team saw a straight red card. However, my team tried their best to avoid a worse defeat," Duisburg head coach Torsten Lieberknecht said.
It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
Hoffenheim's wastefulness was punished moments later after Jan Thielmann's long ball into the box found new arrival Sebastian Andersson, who headed home the equalizer against the run of play.