Liu Cheng/Li Yinhui earned the opening point for Xiamen in the mixed doubles, before Olympic champion Chen Long suffered a straight-set loss to young shuttler Ren Pengbo 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Second-half goals from Joshua Sargent and Tahith Chong helped Werder Bremen to beat lower-league team Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 whereas Union Berlin needed extratime to beat second-division club Karlsruhe courtesy of Nico Schlotterbeck's sole goal in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
HAIKOU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Shenzhen excelled from the 15 competing teams to win the 2020 HOBIE16 Sailing Tour Island event that ended at the Wanning Shimei Bay, south China's Hainan province on Saturday.
Attacking midfielder Gabriel Sara had given the visitors the lead with an eighth-minute strike before Madson Ferreira equalized on the half-hour mark.
MIAMI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain traveled to the United States on Friday as he moved closer to joining David Beckham's Inter de Miami.
Sunday sees four more games, with perhaps the highlight being the Valencia derby between Valencia and Levante, while Huesca return to the top-flight away to Villarreal. Enditem
With around 50 players testing positive for COVID-19 in Spain during pre-season it seems obvious that some teams are going to be affected again in the coming weeks and months, despite the efforts of the Spanish football league (La Liga).
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
"I love these big matches. To face the best guys in the world is what I do the hard work for at home and in the off-season," Thiem said. "After the first set, it was great tennis from both of us. I could have easily been down two-sets-to-one. I'm really happy to be through. It was a great semifinal."
Real Sociedad were disappointed to lose Odegaard to Real Madrid but have done well to sign veteran David Silva and their youth system can be relied on to provide a string of impressive local talent.
Florenzi started his football career in Roma's youth teams and turned pro in 2011. He spent almost all his career at the Serie A side where he scored 28 goals and provided 32 assists in 280 appearances.