It has been such a complicated summer for FC Barcelona that it is almost hard to know where to begin. Ronald Koeman takes over a side that is now without Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi will clearly be the focus of attention after his summer request to leave the club, but Antoine Griezmann has to step up after Suarez's departure and Frenkie de Jong has to do the same in a side now without Vidal and Rakitic.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League after beating Scotland's Motherwell 3-0 on Thursday evening.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will be an important reference point for their qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
"I have no regrets of what I've done, whatever anyone else has said, that's up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family knows exactly what I am, so that's all I'm worried about," he commented. Enditem
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
Hours later, Jiangsu Suning regained the second place after playing out a 0-0 stalemate with Shanghai Shenhua.
Media reports speak of deep divisions between him and his players.
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.
Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is the most expensive keeper in the world after joining from Athletic Club in 2018.
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The construction of the National Biathlon Center and National Cross Country Center in Zhangjiakou competition zone of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was completed as scheduled on Tuesday.