Real opened their season with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday after 90 minutes where they controlled the ball for large periods, but failed to create the clear chances needed to take all three points. It's true they still lack match practice after just one warm up game and that Martin Odegaard gave glimpses that he will slot into the side with few problems. Meanwhile the return of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco after injury should also help Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it looks as if scoring enough goals is again going to be Zidane's main headache this season.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
ROME, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Andrea Pirlo started his coaching career in Turin with a comprehensive victory, as defending champions Juventus opened their 2020-21 Serie A season by whitewashing Sampdoria 3-0 on Sunday.
3. Reality check for Valencia while Aspas marches on
Around 16,000 spectators were allowed in to watch the game in Budapest's Puskas Arena. Enditem
Llorente can play either as a defensive midfielder or in central defense and has played six times for the Spanish national team.
Yu and Fu finished first in the preliminaries of the women's breaststroke 200m and 100m backstroke respectively, but couldn't make the finals as well.
The league debut comes after another difficult week, which followed a complicated summer in the wake of Barca's 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. That defeat saw Quique Setien sacked as coach and replaced by Koeman and led to a clear out of the dressing room, which has so far seen Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Arthur Melo, Nelson Semedo and Luis Suarez all leave the club.
The first half saw fierce confrontation from both sides, as Hebei was eager to win a ticket to the championship game, while Tianjin had good morale from the latest match, and didn't want to lag behind.
Reports speak of reservations among Bayern's leaders to re-sign the 28-year-old, who couldn't achieve a breakthrough between 2013 to 2016. Spanish reports spoke of Sevilla and Valencia as interested parties.
Bologna went a player down in the dying minutes as Mitchell Dijks saw red after his second yellow card for getting a fistful of Alexis Saelemaekers' shirt. Enditem