LONDON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool kicked off their title defense with a thrilling 4-3 win over newly promoted Leeds United as Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at home.
4. Starting where they finished in Granada
URUMQI, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese national team player Kyranbek Makan has signed for Shanghai Sharks, ending a glorious 11-year run with Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
Pianigiani admitted that he is very excited to join Beijing Ducks, a club with top influence in Asia. He said he is looking forward to working hard with the team in the next season.
Siegemund/Zvonareva, who had never played together prior to this event, had total control over the match and defeated Melichar of the United States and Xu of China 6-4, 6-4 in 79 minutes.
In the Chengdu division, Beijing BSU, ranked eighth last season, edged off the Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 1-0. In the Jiangsu Derby, Taizhou Yuanda defeated Suzhou Dongwu 1-0.
A concertina effect after the first start saw the slow-starting Red Bull of Max Verstappen - who had had engine trouble before the race had even started - and Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri pushed off into the gravel at turn 2, resulting in the deployment of the safety car to clear the stricken vehicles.
"One of the most important things that I was enjoying my time on the court with Laura, she made me feel good on the court," said Zvonareva. "She was very supportive. I think that helped us a lot to get through some tough matches."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
In the other match of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 to sit fifth. Enditem