Semedo has agreed to a three-year contract until the end of June 2023, with the option to extend it until 2025. He will replace Matt Doherty, who recently joined Tottenham.
"We have played very well in the whole first phase. The next thing is to recover and keep in good form to face the second phase matches," said SIPG captain Hulk.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
KATHMANDU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ang Rita Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineering legend who climbed Mt. Qomolangma 10 times without bottled oxygen, passed away in the capital Kathmandu on Monday, a close associate confirmed.
After the restart, Esteghlal were quick to cement their place in the Round of 16 with a third goal, as Karimi supplied a chipped cross from the edge of the penalty area for Cheick Diabate, who guided his header past Al Owais to make it 3-0.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
Mainz were unable to put up resistance but were lucky enough that Forsberg rattled only the woodwork in the 31st minute and Angelino hit the side netting from tight angle before the half time.
Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
Granada had few problems a week ago in beating the Albanian side Teuta 4-0 away from home a week ago and this time they have home advantage in a qualification that will be decided over just one game, because of time restrictions due to the coronavirus.
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with injury as the Brazilian was suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The construction of the National Biathlon Center and National Cross Country Center in Zhangjiakou competition zone of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was completed as scheduled on Tuesday.