When winning his fourth trophy, the game against the Spaniards delivered convincing arguments to back his demand for new signings to make his squad strong enough to defend as many of the trophies as possible.
BUDAPEST, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 in an epic battle for the UEFA Super Cup that lasted 120 minutes here on Thursday.
Both sides played with many fouls, with Frankfurt playmaker Filip Kostic unable to continue after a foul from Jordan Torunarigha only 15 minutes into the match.
"We have to agree with the goalless draw as the match was evenly balanced. We have some room for improvement, but I am sure that we are going to score many goals soon," Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky said. Enditem
Jiangsu and Guangzhou staged a hard-fought game with constant clashes. Alex Teixeira opened the scoring for Jiangsu in the remaining minutes of the first half. After He Chao pulled one back for Guangzhou in the 71st minute, Eder Citadin Martins gave Jiangsu the lead again four minutes later.
Flamengo traveled to Ecuador with a 25-man squad but have also reportedly asked registered players who stayed in Rio to be on standby to fly to Ecuador on Monday. Enditem
Suzhou pulled one back in the 60th minute with an accurate cross from midfielder Li Haowen, assisting forward Tang Chuang to score an open goal.
Leo Messi will also be in the spotlight after a summer in which he asked to leave the Camp Nou, while the pressure will also be ramped up on Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who has returned following his loan to Bayern Munich.
"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.
In light of these developments, and recent enthusiasm for skiing in China, Xinhuanet talked exclusively to Chinese amateur skiers, to know more about why they fell in love with skiing and get their perspective on the growth of the sport.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.