Domenec Torrent's team looked a shadow of the side that dominated Brazilian and South American football last year as Independiente secured their third win from as many matches and rose to the top of Group A.
Fans are seen in the Deutsche Bank Park prior to a German Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 19, 2020. About 6,500 fans were permitted to enter the stadium to watch the German Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld in Frankfurt on Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
Leo Messi scored twice, and set up Philippe Coutinho, to show that he is fully committed on the pitch after a summer in which it looked as if he had a foot outside the door of the Camp Nou, while Barca produced a mobile performance in a side that contained Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho and newcomer Francisco Trincao.
Cologne came out highly motivated after half-time and dominated proceedings, but still the "Billy Goats" squandered a number of chances.
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund eased past Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 in their Bundesliga opener on Saturday thanks to Erling Haaland's second-half brace.
However, the top Shenzhen scorer was substituted with a suspected groin strain in the 43rd minute.
"It never occurred to me that I would leap out to 8.36m. Huang did a great job today, it motivated me too," the Asian champion said.
"It's an agreement by our clubs and investors. We are expecting to help them get reasonable control of the spending. Besides that, all of us want a more balanced league. Under the cap, the teams are encouraged to pay more attention to their youth training system instead of buying players."
"Schalke never will be a boring club as emotions have always played a vital role. It makes Schalke unique in football."
Elsewhere, Russia's Andrey Rublev beat Argentinian qualifier Facundo Bagnis 6-4, 6-4 and will meet Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the next round.
It will be Favre's primary task to balance the exuberance of his exciting young starlets and experience of some of the older heads in the team. Enditem