While Thiago won the 2020 treble with Bayern aside of seven national titles, Alaba has been part of the 2013 and 2020 treble-winning side next to nine league titles. Enditem
The Royal Blues striker welcomed Germany's federal states' joint decision to allow the return of 20 percent of the fans in a test-phase until the end of October.
The attacking midfielder will find it tough to break into Zidane's starting 11, but his departure was a blow to Real Sociedad. The Basque side acted quickly and the signing of veteran David Silva to replace Odegaard looks like a smart move, although the former Manchester City man will probably have to settle for a place on the bench after testing positive for COVID-19 on the same day he was presented by the club.
The 22-year-old Ge set a new personal best of 22.69s this May, aiming to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics final. "I was too hasty to concentrate, when I heard some noise I thought it was the gun," she said.
However, under the eccentric tutelage of coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds refused to lie down, and equalized in the 12th minute through Jack Harrison after a fine counter-attack.
Top men's seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and top women's seed Simona Halep will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday.
The Portuguese spent three seasons with Wolves, and was the team's top scorer with 17 goals when they secured promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship in the 2017/18 season.
Martinez will probably name the same starting 11 in Albania, with Roberto Soldado leading the attack and wingers Darwin Machis and Antonio Puertas providing pace on the break in front of a midfield consisting of new signing Luis Milla, Yangel Herrera and Angel Montoro.
Liu, who boasted a stellar playing career, was named WTT chief in June.
In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
One piece of good news is that the record German champions have "so many young players and all of them are as hungry as the established ones. You can feel it in every training session," the 2019/20 Champions League's top scorer said.