TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Patrice Carteron has been appointed as the new head coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawoun FC ahead of Matchday 4 of the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) against Iran's Persepolis, Tasnim news agency reported.
It also looks as if last summer's major signing Luka Jovic could be heading out on loan, with Borja Mayoral instead being given the chance to provide back-up for striker Karim Benzema.
It will be Favre's primary task to balance the exuberance of his exciting young starlets and experience of some of the older heads in the team. Enditem
20 minutes later, Jaroslav Zeleny got lucky and his shot from the top of the box bounced off a teammate and into Dunajska Streda's net to tie things up for the visitors 1-1.
The two sides went into the game with a point separating them; with Al-Nassr in second place with four points needing a win to keep them at arm's length from third-placed Sepahan.
Marco Cecchinato of Italy labored to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and is set to meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.
In the women's draw, top seed Simona Halep of Romania beat Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5, 6-4.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi (C) vies with Elche's Nuke Mfulu (R) during the 55th Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match between Barcelona and Elche in Barcelona, Spain on Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Joan Gosa)
Second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also met little trouble in her 6-4, 6-3 win over Russia's Anna Blinkova.
Torrent, who replaced Jorge Jesus as the Rubro-Negro head coach in August, has endured a turbulent start to his tenure at the Rio de Janeiro club.
Yuliya Levchenko of Ukraine competes in the Women's High Jump at IAAF World Challenge Zagreb-70th Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 15, 2020. (Igor Kralj/Pixsell via Xinhua)