"It was very important to win our next match after the 5-0 defeat. The Copa Libertadores is not only about skill, it's also about heart. And the players showed that."
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Widespread reports in the Israeli media suggest the 27-year-old will join Dubai's Al-Nasr SC, who play in the UAE Pro League.
"Fairly quickly after the first talks, I already knew that I want to play for Leipzig. The offensively minded style of Julian Nagelsmann suits my playing style," said Sorloth.
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
"This is a new level of escalation," team manager Rouven Schroeder commented after coach Achim Beierlorzer unsuccessfully asked the team to start training.
Yang Xu (L) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Miranda of Jiangsu Suning during the 12th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Dejan Mileusnic, the 2016 Balkan champion, finished third with 79.57m. Enditem
Bakambu (C) of Beijing Sinobo Guoan vies for the ball during the 13th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Beijing Sinobo Guoan at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
Optimism never seems to dry out for the Royal Blues, not even now, as many expect the club to react as they always do by sacking their coach and prepare to welcome coach number 11 since 2009. Enditem