Reports about Javi Martinez, Mickael Cuisance and Alexander Nuebel possibly leaving after Thiago Alcantara, Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho have already left don't make the situation easier for Hasan Salihamidzic.
TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Giustino beat Moutet 0-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(3), 2-6, 18-16 as the deciding set alone lasted three hours.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
Pliskova's best record at a Grand Slam was in 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final.
Messi was the center of attention at the start of the game after his attempt to leave the club over the summer and Friday's criticism of the decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but Fati was the hero of the game, scoring in the 15th and 19th minute and then winning a penalty to allow Messi to add a third in a thrilling first half performance.
Lincoln put the hosts ahead with a low strike after a counter-attack in the 26th minute and Fiorentina loanee Pedro capitalized on Gabriel Barbosa's unselfish slide-rule pass to double the lead on the half-hour mark.
"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Yahya Golmohammadi, head coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team, said that Pakhtakor are "tough" opponents in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
Osasuna didn't play in midweek as its scheduled match against Granada was postponed to allow Granada to play in the Europa League, and the side from Pamplona should be fresher than Celta Vigo, who travels to the remodeled El Sadar Stadium after losing 3-0 at home to Barcelona.
Airgoal is paying more attention to the domestic market, given the fact that China has been promoting school sports in recent years.