"We had an excellent first half, it's a pity we didn't end the game right away, we dropped physically in the second half and we knew that they were aiming for breakaways, but we were good at controlling them," Pirlo said after the match.
"With Alexander Sorloth, we have signed our desired candidate for the vacant striker position," Leipzig's sporting director Markus Krosche said. "He is a physical and technically gifted player but also good in the air and a finisher in front of the target."
After the goal, the Spanish team gained momentum and put pressure on Bayern, but the German side equalized in the 34th minute through Leon Goretzka's finish.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- With a hat-trick from Polish midfielder Adrian Mierzejewski, Chongqing Lifan cruised into the championship race after a 4-1 victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
Reynolds has been called up to various youth national team camps of the United States and was the youngest player on the US Under-17 team during the CONCACAF Championship in 2017. He also represented the United States in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
Brazil's Santos also moved within sight of a berth in the next round with a 2-1 win over 10-man Delfin in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Goals from Joshua Guilavogui and Daniel Ginczek helped Wolfsburg to beat resilient Ukrainian outfit Desna 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.
Qingdao scored the consolation goal from Denis Popovic's penalty in the dying minutes.
The result at Arena do Gremio in the southern city of Porto Alegre left Gremio 12th in the 20-team standings with 13 points from 10 matches. Palmeiras rose two places to fourth with 18 points.
Wuhan ranked fifth with 16 points, only one point behind the fourth-placed Shijiangzhuang Ever Bright and two points behind the third-placed Hebei China fortune, while Chongqing sat sixth with 15 points before the match.
Leicester City will be without Wilfred Ndidi for 12 weeks with a groin injury and he will be an important absentee for their visit to face Manchester City, who kicked off their season with a 3-1 win away to Wolves, who visit West Ham.