18-year-olds Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo made their first team debuts in attack while between the posts was 20-year-old Marcin Bulka, who was making just his second appearance.
The top four teams enter the knockout round of the CBSL, which will kick off on Sunday. A draw will be held on Saturday to decide the schedule of the semifinals. Enditem
IPC president Andrew Parsons has expressed congratulations through the internet. He hopes the program will influence the future generation of decision-makers in China by Paralympic values, history and positive examples of Paralympic athletes, and to engage more people with disabilities to participate in winter sports, leaving a "soft legacy" for the Games.
Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
"It took a lot of mind setting to keep being motivated this year because so many people are staying at home but you have to stay motivated. I pushed myself, I had the right staff with me, the right coach," he said. "I'm also usually based in Europe, but being based in Uganda with my family was actually great."
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
However, Villas-Boas didn't think Alvaro - who earlier accused Angel Di Maria of spitting at him - would have committed such a wrongdoing.
In the men's doubles final, Brazilian Bruno Soares and Mate Pavic of Croatia defeated eighth seeds Nikola Mektic from Croatia and Dutch player Wesley Koolhof 7-5, 6-3 to take the title.
Ygor Catatau struck from the edge of the 18-yard box to give the visitors a two-goal cushion before Babi again found the target by bundling home from close range after smart work from Salomon Kalou.
Nuremberg were unable to gain a foothold in the clash while the visitors from Leipzig dominated possession and kept Mathenia busy. However, neither Dani Olmo nor Christopher Nkunku extended the lead despite promising chances.
BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Martin Kobylanski's hat-trick helped second division side Eintracht Braunschweig knockout Hertha Berlin 5-4 while Mainz bounced back and avoided an upset to lower league side Havelse following a 5-1 win in the opening round in the German Cup on Friday.