Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante was a major boost for Javi Gracia's side after a difficult summer and they will look to keep that positive feeling going even though Gracia continues to ask the board for new signings.
The Swede, who saw his 15-competition winning streak snapped last weekend, achieved his longest throw in the second round at the Sports Park Mladost, where a crowd of only 700 was allowed in amid public health concerns.
Top men's seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and top women's seed Simona Halep will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday.
Finland's six-time champions KuPS Kuopio will face the Lithuanian champions FK Suduva in the third round of the Europa League Qualifiers. Enditem
Hoffenheim's wastefulness was punished moments later after Jan Thielmann's long ball into the box found new arrival Sebastian Andersson, who headed home the equalizer against the run of play.
The Rio de Janeiro state championship resumed behind closed doors in June and officials had hoped to reopen stadiums in July but changed their minds as infections soared.
Teenage forward Rodrygo was also named, though there was no place for his Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior.
"The finish was impressive, playing with nine against 11. We showed an incredible mentality. It was a deserved victory after a crazy match. I am very proud," the German coach said.
PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The former head of world athletics governing body, Lamine Diack, was found guilty on Wednesday by a court in Paris, France for corruption in Russian doping cases.
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova, the second seed, will play fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the other semifinal. Enditem
Tencent Sports, a subsidiary of Chinese internet giant Tencent, will broadcast all 372 remaining matches from the second round of Premier League which are scheduled to start on Saturday.