Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat to Amanda Anisimova by trouncing the American teenager 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the last 16 at Roland Garros.
In the Chengdu division, Chengdu Better City edged off Beijing BSU 1-0 on Saturday to strengthen its leading position. Chengdu's midfielder Wang Xiaolong whacked a smart low shot into the net and gave Beijing BSU a two-game losing streak.
The 28-man squad is headed by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and also includes Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
Bierhoff demanded successful games to strengthen team spirit and fan identification. The 1996 European Champion said a real lift in mood is needed to travel down the road to the 2021 European Championship. Enditem
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
Osasuna didn't play in midweek as its scheduled match against Granada was postponed to allow Granada to play in the Europa League, and the side from Pamplona should be fresher than Celta Vigo, who travels to the remodeled El Sadar Stadium after losing 3-0 at home to Barcelona.
BERLIN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Most German fans might have difficulties recognizing their national team this Wednesday evening.
Once again Getafe is off to an excellent start to the season and although its style of football is not always attractive to watch, it is effective as it showed against Betis in midweek.
The Grand Prix Final had been scheduled for December 10-13, 2020 with the World Cup Short Track a week later. Both events were postponed "in consultation with all stakeholders and considering the pandemic developments," the ISU announced in a statement on Friday, with re-scheduling possibilities under discussion.
"We were not in a favorable form today, and didn't figure out their zone defense well in the last quarter," admitted Sichuan coach Pan Wei. Enditem