Elche mark their return to the top-flight with a home game against Real Sociedad, but with new coach Jorge Almiron still waiting official clearance to sit in the home side's dugout. The missing paperwork is not the Argentinean's only problem given that he only has 15 professional players available for what will certainly be a tough return to the elite.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A stoppage-time goal from substitute Aldemir Ferreira earned Gremio a 1-1 home draw with Palmeiras in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
Messi's criticism comes just two days before Barca kick off their La Liga campaign with a home game against Villarreal on Sunday night and will not help his relationship with new coach Ronald Koeman, who was the person who called Suarez to tell him he was no longer needed. Enditem
Djokovic, the world number one and the top seed at the tournament, won 7-5, 6-3 against Argentine Schwartzman to lift his 36th Masters title, one more than Rafael Nadal.
Di Maria turned provider in the second half as his free-kick set up for Marquinhos's header to seal the game 3-0.
Optimism never seems to dry out for the Royal Blues, not even now, as many expect the club to react as they always do by sacking their coach and prepare to welcome coach number 11 since 2009. Enditem
Peru will be without their captain and all-time highest scorer Paolo Guerrero, who has been ruled out for the rest of the year because of a knee injury.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Shenhua and Jiangsu Suning played out a 0-0 stalemate in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.
Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- It has been more than five years since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and in the eyes of Han Zirong, Beijing has passed the halfway mark of the marathon leading up to the Games and is ready for more challenges ahead.