"I am very happy to represent Shenhua. I think it is a tough game and our opponents are very strong, but even one point is important to us," said Martinez after the game. Enditem
The following fixtures are scheduled for Saturday: Borussia Monchengladbach host Union Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen face Leipzig, Mainz meet newly-promoted Stuttgart, Augsburg clash with Borussia Dortmund, newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld take on Cologne, and Schalke face Werder Bremen. Enditem
"But I don't think we played confidently enough in today and yesterday's matches. I think we can do better as the championship moves on," Zhang added.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the national team of the Netherlands, the Dutch football association KNVB announced on Wednesday.
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.
"We were the better side, that's for sure. We had lots of chances to score several goals in the first half, but it was still tight because Nice also had chances after our first two goals. But Keylor was exceptional," said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.
Muto said that they have not reached any conclusion on any of the countermeasures and will "continue the discussion." Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
The world and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Kipruto, who missed the opening leg of Diamond League series in Monaco in August after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to action after shaking off the virus.
The victory ended Huanghai's seven-game losing streak across all competitions while Teda remained winless in all 13 league matches this season, which put coach Wang Baoshan under growing pressure to restore the team's form.