MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ronald Koeman era kicks off at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night when FC Barcelona entertain Villarreal in their first league game of the season.
Dalian Pro and Guangzhou R&F are tied with 11 points, ranking sixth and seventh respectively with three games left in the Suzhou division before the match. Both sides need a victory to keep their hope alive of finishing among the top four.
"Both players and staff are disappointed not to be able to get back on the field," US coach Gregg Berhalter said. "While COVID-19 continues to create challenges for us, we are confident we can find a way forward in the near future that will provide an opportunity to play matches in preparation for the important competitions next year."
The match was played behind closed doors at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, the southern part of the coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
However, the 25-year-old Kipruto will be competing in an unfamiliar event in Doha, when he takes on compatriot Brimin Kipruto, Vincent Kibet and Bethwell Birgen in the men's 1,500m event.
Reports speak about Schalke's financial bottlenecks as one reason why Jochen Schneider hasn't fired the coach yet. The club's director has come under fire. Fans accuse him of being fatally inactive while Wagner is under attack due to his misleading tactical approach.
Huanghai got the opener in the 37th minute when Gao Xiang headed in left-back Yang Yu's cross.
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win which helps Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
The WTT expected to mark the dawn of an exciting new era for the sport in 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groundbreaking table tennis organization is arranging its inaugural event calendar in the best possible way to overcome the challenges.
Only four minutes into the second half, Sharjah displayed their counter attacking skills as Welliton beat the last defender and found the net with his left.
"From my point of view, I lean heavily on him when it comes to goalkeeping today and in the future. So yes, he was very influential," he commented. Enditem