MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona is likely to be without Spain international left back Jordi Alba for a while after he was forced out of Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla with a hamstring injury.
Luis Enrique has handed a first call up to Levante midfielder, Jose Campana, while recalling Dani Caballos (Arsenal) and Sergio Canales (Betis) to a 25-man squad.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Bolivia will field a depleted team for the matches in Sao Paulo on October 9 and La Paz four days later amid a series of controversies affecting the national football scene.
Meanwhile Barca loaned 20-year-old left back Joan Miranda to Betis, while Rafinha Alcantara was sold to Paris Saint Germain for a bargain three million euros and central defender Jean-Clair Todibo (who is not in Koeman's plans) was loaned to Benfica on a two-year deal.
In other Brazilian top-flight fixtures on Saturday, Gremio drew 1-1 at home to Internacional while Corinthians drew 0-0 at Bragantino. Enditem
NANNING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Swimming enthusiats in Liuzhou, a river-rich city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, attended their first river-crossing competition since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The arrival of the national quartet of Li, Yang Liwei, Huang Sijing and Li Yuan meant Inner Mongolia, playing in the WCBA for the second year, emerged as a rising powerhouse.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
Athletic's last home defeat was probably the most painful of them all as it lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted Cadiz on Thursday despite playing against nine men for almost half an hour. The loss again highlighted the lack of attacking ideas under coach Gaizka Garitano and although there are obvious weaknesses to the squad, many think a more aggressive coach could get more out of it.
Arsenal continued its positive start to the season with a 2-1 win at home over Sheffield United, but Mikel Arteta's side had to endure a frantic end to its game after David McGoldrick curled home a spectacular 83rd minute goal for the visitors.