After the restart, both sides traded attacks as Dabbur pulled over the target from a promising position before Joshua Zirkzee rattled the woodwork from a tight angle on the hour mark.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Rennes moved back to first in Ligue 1 with an impressive 3-0 win at Saint-Etienne on Saturday, while last year's runner-up Marseille needed a late equalizer to snatch a point at home against Metz.
Ibrahima Niane scored in the 71st minute to give Metz the lead, but midfielder Morgan Sanson's goal in stoppage time saved the game for the hosts.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
Teda was one of five teams with a new manager during the first stage and ultimately fell well short of expectations. An embarrassing record of 3 draws and 11 defeats in the first stage meant the coastal side were the only winless team.
Points by Jayson Granger cut the gap to 49-51 in the 24th minute, but Maccabi's Angelo Caloiaro responded with points of his own, leading Maccabi to a 67-58 lead at the end of the third quarter.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
Airgoal is paying more attention to the domestic market, given the fact that China has been promoting school sports in recent years.
World Athletics also announced that the Cross Country Championships will move from odd years to even years in 2024 to align with the Olympic Games. Enditem
"The point is to score goals, not hit the crossbar or post. It sometimes happens to us as well. We can do much better, especially on the goals we conceded," commented the Portuguese after the final whistle.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A for the championship race while the bottom four falling into Final B for the 9th to the 16th places.