Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante a week ago was a morale boost to a club that has internal problems and lost key players over the summer. However, Javi Gracia's side received a reality check on Saturday when they were outplayed by Celta Vigo, who beat them 2-1 with two goals from club captain Iago Aspas.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG edged Beijing Guoan 1-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday, securing the top spot of Suzhou Division.
"I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of eight young sons of our great football family who died following a car accident on Saturday. I hasten to extend to you, on behalf of all members of the CAF Executive Committee, the sincerest condolences and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured," he said.
"We have to agree with the goalless draw as the match was evenly balanced. We have some room for improvement, but I am sure that we are going to score many goals soon," Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky said. Enditem
In Sunday's game, Pirlo started new arrivals Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo leading the attacking line.
TOKYO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games can be held even without a coronavirus vaccine.
Dominic Calvert-Lewis hit a hat-trick as Everton also made it two wins from two games with a 5-2 thrashing of newly promoted West Brom, who have now lost twice and conceded eight times on their return to the top-flight.
It took the Argentinian giants until the 87th minute to break the deadlock at the Atanasio Girardot stadium as former Atletico Madrid winger Eduardo Salvio struck his fifth goal of the campaign.
Leverkusen had the last chance on target but substitute and new arrival Patrik Schick was unable to beat Casteels with a header with seven minutes to the final whistle.
"We know it is very important, but we think it will not affect the competitions of the Olympic Games," he said.
"We made a lot of preparations before the game, and everyone tried his best to notch the victory, especially against a strong opponent like Guangzhou," said Li after the game. Enditem