Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was without Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco, but he produced a surprise by including Martin Odegaard, who spent last season on loan in San Sebastian, in his starting 11 and leaving Casemiro on the subs bench.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- While the German Bundesliga has witnessed several scandals since its founding in 1963, this week's internal revolt of FSV Mainz players represents a new level of confrontation.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen FC dropped from the top-four of the Chinese Super League (CSL) Dalian division after losing to Shandong Luneng 2-1, while Shanghai Shenhua took Shenzhen's former position by drawing Jiangsu Suning 0-0 on Monday.
Llorente can play either as a defensive midfielder or in central defense and has played six times for the Spanish national team.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan have secured the top four place in Group B of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai.
Meanwhile, Sport Recife continued their impressive recent form with a 1-0 home victory over Fluminense. Former Flamengo striker Hernane scored from the penalty spot after Leandro Barcia was brought down by Egidio Pereira.
"But I don't think we played confidently enough in today and yesterday's matches. I think we can do better as the championship moves on," Zhang added.
ROME, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Arturo Vidal made his return to Italian Serie A as Inter Milan announced the Chilean's arrival from Barcelona on Tuesday.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Gareth Bale on Friday said he had 'no regrets' about his time with Real Madrid in a TV interview in the UK.
Yan, 20, faced his fourth-round opponent Aaron Hill after the 18-year-old had stunned six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the draw, but only managed to claim one frame against Yan, who ranks 15th in the world.
In his letter, published on social media, Messi said that Suarez had been "thrown out" by FC Barcelona.