‘I also hope very much that I can become one of the Winter Olympic volunteers, so that I can contribute my own modest strength to my country.’
Players of Shanghai SIPG celebrate scoring during the 12th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 22, 2020. Shanghai SIPG won 1-0. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
The Brazilian, who was so important to Madrid last season, was surprisingly left out of the starting 11 a week ago, although he did play the last 20 minutes and it will be interesting to see how Zidane deals with the situation.
The second half witnessed the prowess of Shanghai captain Hulk. The Brazilian striker hit the crossbar in the 55th minute with his iconic long distance shot and then converted a penalty in the 71st minute.
More than 2,000 competitors from China, Britain, Japan, Canada, Spain and other countries and regions will take part in the competition, which is comprised of a 65km race, 25km race and 5km race. The top eight contestants in the men's and women's groups can get prize money ranging from 100 yuan to 2,000 yuan.
Struggling Schalke has been shaken to its core yet again. Several possible successors have been named at a time when the club is also having to deal with significant financial problems. The current mood has hit rock bottom.
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F on Tuesday bid farewell to Israeli striker Eran Zahavi, who has signed for PSV Eindhoven.
The two games ended a round of matches that saw Liverpool win 2-0 away to Chelsea on Sunday, while Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-1 and Manchester United were beaten 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their first league match of the campaign. Enditem
Kulusevski put Juve in charge in the first half, while Leonardo Bonucci and Ronaldo sealed matters after the break.
The Rubronegro have remained in Ecuador ahead of Tuesday's clash in the Pacific port city of Guayaquil.