Although Shenzhen FC's Gao Lin managed to pull one back in the 63rd minute by seizing the spot-kick, the Shandong based club still successfully took three points, ending their four-round winless run and allowing them to temporarily upgrade to second place.
Despite their remaining ambitions, it was apparent that many of Bayern's cornerstones might soon need a short break to recover if they are to enjoy a successful campaign. Coming up is a stressful timetable containing two games per week for nearly the entire season.
Granada has won all four of its competitive matches this season and has a lot in common with Atletico in that they combine tough defensive organization with a high rate of effectiveness from set pieces. If Atletico is below its best, it could start by dropping points.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
The second, decisive match will take place on September 30 in Salzburg, with the winner on aggregate to qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
Speaking ahead of his side's Carabao Cup game against Barnsley on Wednesday, Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said that former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is now a technical and performance advisor at the club, had been instrumental in the signing.
Photo taken on Sept. 22, 2022 shows a meeting hosted by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games President Cai Qi in Beijing, capital of China. Fresh from celebrating the 500-day countdown, the Beijing 2022 organizers decided to host tests events through closed-loop management for public health concerns. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)
The athletics body has invited 54 athletes to take part in five events which will be watched by President Uhuru Kenyatta who will be launching the newly refurbished Nyayo National Stadium.
"2021 is a landmark year for the sport and we remain committed to offering our fans, both old and new, the opportunity to watch world-class table tennis that is refreshed, re-energized and redefined," said Stephen Duckitt, WTT Event Strategy Director.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
In the Meizhou division, Guizhou continued their winning drought after a bitter defeat to Liaoning Shenyang Urban, while Meizhou Hakka stunned Jiangxi Liansheng 4-0.