Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona striker Leo Messi on Friday launched a stinging criticism of the club's Board of Directors for their treatment of Luis Suarez.
Leipzig started their 58th Bundesliga season with a win and will face Bayer Leverkusen in the second round on Saturday. Enditem
Beer Sheva now face Czech side Viktoria Plzen in a single-leg match to be played in Israel on October 1, with the winners entering the competition's group stage. Enditem
Meanwhile, the men's and women's singles draw was also completed on Thursday, as men's title favourites Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were drawn into different halves, meaning they cannot face each other before the final.
Rafael Veiga had put the visitors ahead by latching on to a Matias Vina cross with a low finish in the 71st minute.
BERLIN, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt took its first win of the season after beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 away from home in the second round of the Bundesliga on Friday.
On the other side, Djokovic, who is striving for his 18th major, will kick off his campaign in Paris by taking on Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the club is taking all possible actions to avoid infection among fans "as we don't want to increase the cases we already have in Munich."
‘As the slope level gets harder, it becomes not so simple, and you actually need to have skills to practice. Learning becomes a new kind of happiness. Every time a new movement is practiced, the joy is as pure as that of a child.’
The Rubronegro have remained in Ecuador ahead of Tuesday's clash in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil.