Koeman had expressed an interest in signing Dutch international Memphis Depay from French side Lyon, but in a TV interview on late on Tuesday, he explained that Barca's economic situation was complicating the deal.
"Thanks to my strategy -- following the leader at first, taking the opportunity when chance appeared. I ran men's 10,000m race on Wednesday, it helped me to heat it up," said 24-year-old Peng.
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.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the visitors were close to victory in extra-time when their Slovenian striker Zan Medved scored with a beautiful header after a long center-pass with only nine minutes left.
"It's nice to be back. It's such a special club for me where I made my name, what an amazing club with amazing fans, it's incredible to be back," commented Bale on the Tottenham website.
Newcastle United also won away from home, defeating West Ham United 2-0 with goals from debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick, and Crystal Palace made light of a lengthy injury list to beat Southampton 1-0 at Selhurst Park thanks to Wilfried Zaha's strike. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Thursday that it was "completely normal" that his side should look to strengthen its squad despite winning last season's Premier League title.
BERLIN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of the Bundesliga season opener against Schalke 04 this Friday evening, Hansi Flick seems to be on high alert.
Much of the pre-match talk has been about the role Martin Odegaard could play after the Norwegian's successful loan spell at Real Sociedad earned him a quick return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The platform 'Mes que una mocio (More than a motion)', formed by a group of Barcelona club members, confirmed they had collected 20,731 signatures, comfortably clearing the required 16,520 to trigger the vote.
The emblem and mascot of the 11th China's National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th China National Special Olympic Games were unveiled at the gala.