"Sometimes I think I have no choice but to play as hard as I can, because my opponent isn't giving me any looks," Osaka said of the hard-fought match. "For me, normally if I focus that much, then the match potentially could be over in two. But I felt like it just kept going on."
He has also been capped 36 times for the Italian national team.
In the Changzhou division, Kunshan FC beat Sichuan Jiuniu 2-0, Nantong Zhiyun pocketed three points after defeating Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 2-0. Enditem
The top flight side started an onslaught on Chemnitz's goal and they got rewarded in the 111th minute when Kramaric wrapped up his brace after keeping his nerves from the penalty spot to ensure the shootout.
The challenges presented by the COVID-19 meant it is no longer possible to host the 30th AFC Congress in person in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Dec. 9, and the meeting will instead be held online, it added.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The first round of the 2020-21 Eredivisie season saw 10-man Ajax beat Sparta 1-0 in Rotterdam on Sunday, while Arjen Robben left the pitch injured in his comeback to football for FC Groningen.
The final clash between Qingdao and Ruichang will be held on Monday, each of which won once in their previous two meetings in the regular season. Enditem
Xiamen Tefang cruised past Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to move up to fourth, leaving its opponent at the bottom with no wins this season, while fifth-placed Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Anhui Souyu 5-0.
"Although I'm not an Iranian, I have spent many years in Iran. I know the problems of Iranian football and I believe that the country has very talented players who have football DNA, but they need to change their mentality about tactical football. I think Iranian football needs coaches who increase the motivation of the players to fight," he said.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
PARIS, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain on Friday announced the signing of right back Alessandro Florenzi on a one-year loan deal from Italian Serie A club Roma.