Leo Messi will also be in the spotlight after a summer in which he asked to leave the Camp Nou, while the pressure will also be ramped up on Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who has returned following his loan to Bayern Munich.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- With a wonder goal from Marcelo Cirino, Chongqing Lifan beat Wuhan Zall 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Alessandrini converted a penalty in the 57th after his teammate Zhou Junchen was fouled by Teda defender Qian Yumiao. The Frenchman then doubled in the 89th minute to seal the win for Huanghai.
The victory for Pogacar was incredible, as he overcame long-term race leader Primoz Roglic, a fellow Slovenian cyclist, in a stunning time trial win in the penultimate stage on Saturday when he erased a 57-second deficit and even established an unshakable 59-second lead entering into Sunday's ceremonial route from Mantes-la-Jolie to Champs-Elysees.
Seven minutes before the break, Esteghlal went 2-0 ahead as Ghaedi sent a cross from the right flank into the far post for Ali Karimi who evaded his marker and converted a header.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
"We played too passive and were not aggressive enough in the tackles," Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said. Enditem
Brazil will meet Bolivia in Sao Paulo on October 9 and Peru in Lima four days later.
Seventh-placed Marseille needed a late header from substitute Valere Germain to clinch a 1-1 home draw with Lille in the latest match of the day. Brazilian forward Luiz Araujo helped Lille take the lead at the start of the second half and could have doubled it when his effort hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
"The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home," read a club statement.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 13th minute with a stunning goal from Brazilian forward Cirino to make it 1-0 in the first half.