The Pole spoke about his side's determination to repeat last season's success. "We did something big, but to go on successfully means forgetting about the past," said Poland's captain.
Xinjiang's chances to equalized were seriously diminished in the 38th minute when their goalkeeper Gu Junjie was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.
Also absent were midfielder Arthur Melo, who joined Juventus from Barcelona in July, Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo. Sao Paulo's defender-turned-midfielder Dani Alves is unavailable because of a fractured forearm.
The game between Osasuna and Getafe, which had been due to open the weekend, was moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, while Betis' home match against Valladolid was shifted from Monday night to Sunday evening as the result of an ongoing conflict between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over kickoff times.
It will be Favre's primary task to balance the exuberance of his exciting young starlets and experience of some of the older heads in the team. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Thursday that it was "completely normal" that his side should look to strengthen its squad despite winning last season's Premier League title.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Tan sealed the win for Changchun with a drive in the 81st minute.
"I used to fail in the final shot, this time I was the one who turned the tide," Liu said with a smile.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships came to an end here on Friday, with Universiade champion Zhang Deshun winning the women's 10,000m race in 33:26.85.
Suarez was not included in the squad for the game and the first question Koeman had to field from Catalan TV network, TV3 was about the striker as the Uruguayan continues to train apart from the rest of the squad ahead of a possible transfer.