BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
CHENGDU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- After over 300 days of waiting, China's second-tier league, the Chinese Football League A kicked off here on Saturday.
Lower league side Havelse broke the deadlock through Noah Plume with 17 minutes played. Mainz were unable to overcome Havelse's well-positioned defence in the first 45 minutes but the momentum on the pitch changed after the restart, and by courtesy of Jean-Philippe Mateta, who provided a second-half hat-trick for a 5-1 victory. Enditem
Shenzhen took an early lead in the fourth minute, when John Mary hit the ball into the net after receiving a volley pass from Gao Lin. The Cameroonian striker added his second goal six minutes later thanks to a critical mistake made by Henan defender Han Xuan.
PSG will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
"It's already dangerous enough, and I was really surprised and shocked at the moment that I felt something," the Belgian rider added.
"Sometimes I think I have no choice but to play as hard as I can, because my opponent isn't giving me any looks," Osaka said of the hard-fought match. "For me, normally if I focus that much, then the match potentially could be over in two. But I felt like it just kept going on."
TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Greek Super League side Aris Thessaloniki has shown interest in signing Iran's Tractor striker Mohammad Reza Azadi, Persian Football reported on Sunday.
"My waist disc herniation has been acting up again," she said, adding that she would be back next year.
With around 50 players testing positive for COVID-19 in Spain during pre-season it seems obvious that some teams are going to be affected again in the coming weeks and months, despite the efforts of the Spanish football league (La Liga).