Despite the Azzurri's request to postpone the game, the Serie A league enforced the rule that as long as a team has 13 players available including a goalkeeper, the game can go ahead.
Roma had a shaky start to the new season, managing only one draw and one defeat after two rounds.
The "Eisernen" made a perfect start on home soil as Christopher Lenz tested Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner in the early stages, before Max Kruse nodded home his debut goal after Sheraldo Becker's pinpoint cross to the far post in the 13th minute.
The French midfielder fired Marseille in front in the 16th minute from Florian Thauvin's pass, squeezing a shot between goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and the foot of the post for his first goal of the season.
Yang Xiaolong, the head of the local culture bureau, said that Ziyuan has been actively promoting "sports-plus-tourism". Enditem
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
Shanghai's hope of leveling the game was shattered as Barbra Banda's shot in the 87th minute hit the woodwork and bounced off.
Lake Ulan Suhai, located in the north bank of the middle reaches of the Yellow River, is the largest freshwater lake in China's Yellow River basin.
MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- There is no time for pause in La Liga as the 20 teams in Spain's top-flight go into the fifth round of games this weekend after this week's midweek matches.
Sevilla presented their last two signings of the summer with Karim Rekik and Oussama Idrissi joining Julen Lopetegui's side, who once again look to have worked well in the transfer market, despite failing to sign Real Sociedad's Willian Jose.