The 27-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2014. During his two-season spell with the Old Lady, the Spaniard scored 27 goals in 93 outings and won five trophies, including two Scudetti and two Italian Cups.
Given those circumstances, Bartomeu will probably breathe a small sigh of relief there will be no fans in the ground for the league debut, because he would certainly receive a chorus of boos and whistles. As things are Koeman has to create a positive atmosphere in the side with Messi, who is clearly unhappy and in no mood to hide his feelings.
Leandro Martinez gave the hosts hope by combining with Cristian Colman and beating goalkeeper Cesar at his near post after some sloppy Flamengo defending.
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The third round of matches in Spain's Liga Santander sees FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and newly promoted Elche finally make their league debuts, while Real Madrid travel to play one of the in-form teams at the start of the season.
Yet, the fourth set became Jiangsu's one-sided show again as Gong Xiangyu made six kills and one block.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
"We have very encouraging news about the development of vaccines," he said, adding that experts they talked to have "unanimously" agreed that vaccines will be available at the beginning of next year and in "considerable" doses.
Flamengo traveled to Ecuador with a 25-man squad but have also reportedly asked registered players who stayed in Rio to be on standby to fly to Ecuador on Monday. Enditem
The 23-year-old broke the deadlock in the 74th minute by thumping in a long-range effort after combining with Darlan Mendes.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically book a place in football's showpiece tournament. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
The 33-year-old leaves as the third highest scorer in Barcelona's history with 198 goals, but was not wanted by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman, while the club was also looking to lower its wage bill.