In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
After being affected by the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee of China's major sports event finally released the date of the 14th National Games opening ceremony officially.
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's promising long jumper Shi Yuhao will compete in his first national-level event for two years at the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships next week and will test his sprinting ability in the 100 meters.
Chemnitzer FC took the reins and disrupted Hoffenheim's build-up work in the opening stages, forcing Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann into action twice with early chances.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
Messi last week said he'd stay, but made it clear he was unhappy with both club President, Jose Maria Bartomeu, and the failure to develop a balanced squad and he could be an awkward dressing room presence for the new coach.
"We prepared the game well, mentally and physically, but this is a real game, not a training," said Yang.
In regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, Samaranch reported that Beijing 2022 has been in direct contact with the relevant International Federations, developing plans for different scenarios at a number of official test events this coming winter based on the latest COVID-19 situation.
According to FIVB, Ze Roberto has already decided which path he'll take with his roster, he has some questions he needs answers to, and will use the opportunity to battle the best teams in the world across the globe to find the necessary solutions.
In the 157th edition of the notorious duel between two ancient rivals, Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava, the team from the nation's capital came out on top after a convincing 2-0 victory.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye said on Sunday that the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships next week would be an important test for him after a long period of training behind closed doors.