The second half was always going to be an anti-climax after the first 45 minutes, especially as there is another round of matches this week, but it allowed Koeman to bring Ousmane Dembele back for his first match in months after injury and allow new signings Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic to make their first team debuts. Enditem
Rui Naiwei of China plays chess on line during the 3rd round match at the third edition of Wu Qingyuan Cup Women's Go Tournament in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)
All eyes were on Messi after a summer in which he had asked to leave the club and only two days after he had criticized the departure of Luis Suarez, but Fati was the star of the show.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada have to put Sunday's disastrous performance away to Atletico Madrid behind them if they are to book a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday evening.
One player who is likely to miss out however, is striker Luka Jovic. The Serb was given a chance to show what he can do at the weekend, but produced another disappointing display (although he did provoke a red card for Betis defender Emerson). Everything points to Jovic being loaned out before the end of the season with Borja Mayoral remaining as backup to Karim Benzema.
Greece's fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to dig deep to outlast Jaume Munar 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 after three hours and 12 minutes to advance, while Andrey Rublev of Russia also recovered from two sets down to dispatch American Sam Querrey 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 to claim the first-round win. Enditem
"The plan was to put Neymar close to Mbappe. We chose an offensive structure. We tried something and I have a lot of confidence in my team," Tuchel said after the match.
"Once I was in clean air I felt that the pace was pretty awesome and that I could control everything," said Bottas, who also took home the bonus point for fastest lap.
"The sales of fitness equipment has been increasing. According to the Suning platform, sales of dumbbells, hula hoops and yoga mats increased by more than 300 percent over the same period of 2019," said Liu Fumin, director of the Department of Sports Economics of China General Administration of Sport.
However, it was Liverpool who added a third to seal the game thanks to new signing Jota, who scored 10 minutes after making his debut after another cross from the right.
Persepolis will meet Pakhtakor in the quarter-finals at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Wednesday.