Last season ended with failure to qualify for Europe and that saw the club begin a major clear out. Central defender Ezequiel Garay became a free agent, while Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin were sold at a bargain price to nearby Villarreal and Spain internationals Ferran Torres and Rodrigo Moreno joined Manchester City and Leeds United, with Torres going for much less than most believe he is worth.
Leicester City were last season's surprise package with their fifth place finish and the challenge for coach Brendan Rodgers will be to get near repeating that, and to get close he needs Jamie Vardy to keep hammering home the goals.
A horrible mistake from Valladolid keeper Jordi Masip gifted Real Sociedad a point in their game, which was played in a temperature of around 30 degrees centigrade in Valladolid's Nuevo Zorrilla Stadium.
However, in a reversal of fortunes from the previous getaway, this time Hamilton got the better start and jumped Bottas to take the lead.
It was the first time Everton had won away to a top six team (Spurs finished sixth last season) in 40 attempts.
Huesca did tremendously well under coach Michel to bounce back to the top-flight at the first attempt last season and newly promoted sides often start with a surprise, but on paper Villarreal should be much too strong for them.
Young sailing enthusiasts train on Herastrau Lake amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Jin)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has been named head coach of Bahia, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Gremio ended their run of six matches without a victory by beating Bahia 2-0 away from home. Alisson and Darlan Mendes were on target for the visitors, who moved up to 10th in the standings.
Saturday ends with newly-promoted Cadiz, who on Wednesday drew their last friendly of the summer 1-1 with Almeria, at home to Osasuna.
In the second set, Siegemund/Zvonareva broke the first service game of their opponents to take an early 2-0 lead. After that, they never looked back. Enditem