Palace took the lead in the seventh minute through Andros Townsend when Zaha stepped up to retake a harsh penalty given for handball. Although David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew's initial effort, he was adjudged to have moved too early, and Zaha netted the retaken kick.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
Coach Ronald Koeman had told the player, who turned 21 a month ago, that he didn't want him this season. Speaking after the game, which Barca won thanks to a solitary Antoine Griezmann goal, Koeman implied that the youngster would indeed be on his way out.
Plans about the club's structure will be made in close contact with its 160,000 members who have to vote on any significant changes within the club.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada make their European debut on Thursday when they head to Albanian side Teuta for a Europa League qualifying tie.
Along with fellow new boy Allan, the Colombian was lively throughout and the Toffees fully deserved their win, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's thumping header proving decisive.
RB Leipzig will take on Mainz in front of 8,500 fans on the stands, while Eintracht Frankfurt is allowed to play with a 6,500 crowd against league newcomer Arminia Bielefeld. Borussia Dortmund is aiming for 10,000 spectators in its encounter against Moenchengladbach.
The Pole spoke about his side's determination to repeat last season's success. "We did something big, but to go on successfully means forgetting about the past," said Poland's captain.
MADRID, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Defending La Liga champions Real Madrid kick off their 2020-21 league campaign with a difficult visit to play Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.
"He is one of our cornerstones and vital figures. Everyone in the club is fond of him," the Bayern official added.
The battle for the second place remained tight until the final kilometers, as Rio Olympic Games runner-up Cai, representing Team Yunnan, held off a strong challenge from London Olympic champion Chen to finish second in 1:22:03. The 28-year-old Chen of Guangdong trailed nine seconds further behind to take the third place.