Many fans meanwhile hope Matthaeus is wrong and the new season is going to end after a fierce battle. Looking at the Blacks and Yellows unlimited pool of exceptional talents, coach Lucien Favre seems to be able to play a fluid and attacking football.
Gilvan Correa pulled a late goal back for the hosts with a stoppage-time header following an Everton Felipe corner.
In the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, Gabriel Boschilia scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Internacional a 4-3 home win over Colombia's America de Cali.
Though affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the past CBA season was regarded as a remarkable one in the league's 25-year history.
BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round of the German Cup after moving 5-0 past third division outfit Duisburg on Monday.
A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
"China is the most important market for us internationally," Alexander Jobst told Xinhua in a recent interview. The member of the board for marketing, sales, and organization at the German top tier club said they intend to create a new generation of Royal Blues fans in China over the next years.
In the game played against Shenhua, Dalian forward Jose Rondon blasted a curling shot past outstretched Zeng Cheng into the net in the 33rd minute.
The two-day competition will see the country's most prestigious female race walkers, including world record holder Liu Hong and world champion Yang Jiayu, vying for the women's 20km title on Sunday. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday.
In the coming season, the contract of CBA players will be classified into five types, which are labeled A, B, C, D and E. The D contract is the maximum-salary contract, and a club can offer a maximum of three D contracts. Currently, 25 CBA players are on D contracts, including most of Chinese basketball's big names such as Yi Jianlian, Guo Ailun and Ding Yanyuhang.