Pakhtakor's qualification to the Round of 16 from Group B was confirmed after Al Hilal failed to name the required 13 players for their match against Shabab Al Ahli and thus were deemed to have withdrawn from the competition. Enditem
Given those circumstances, Bartomeu will probably breathe a small sigh of relief there will be no fans in the ground for the league debut, because he would certainly receive a chorus of boos and whistles. As things are Koeman has to create a positive atmosphere in the side with Messi, who is clearly unhappy and in no mood to hide his feelings.
Spain's 12-time French Open winner Nadal, who is bidding for a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam, will play world No. 83 Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in the first round.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians have reached a deal to sign Ecuador international midfielder Juan Cazares from their Brazilian Serie A rivals Atletico Mineiro, according to widespread local press reports.
After that, control of the game was taken by the Austrians, and in the 16th minute Maccabi's defender Eitan Tibi saved a sure goal from the line, after a shot by Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
Sevilla did create a great chance to score later, but Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer managed to keep the scores level to send the match into extra-time.
"There is a lot of talk about a tight season and our small squad. I am sure we will have a strong squad with every position doubled up," goalkeeper Manuel Neuer commented.
Having played for Juventus for four seasons, the 33-year-old joined Bayern Munich in 2015, before moving to Barcelona in 2018.
Aston Villa dominated nearly the whole game, and their task was made much easier after John Egan's red card in the 12th minute.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ye Chugui came off the bench to score in stoppage time of the second half, helping Guangzhou R&F beat Dalian Pro 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.
In his two years at Camp Nou, the Chilean midfielder has added another league winner's medal to his collection, making it an incredible eight leagues in row in three different countries.