Villarreal travels after an easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves and with strikers Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno both in excellent form after netting six goals between them in Villarreal's first four games of the season.
"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
The five-hour and eight-minute triumph, which was Schwartzman's first victory over a top-five player at a Grand Slam, set up a rematch of the Rome quarterfinals against Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who withstood a challenge from 19-year-old Jannik Sinner and pulled away to win 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1 in the last match of the day, which finished at 1:30 am on Wednesday.
"If you win 4-0, you have to be happy. We will analyse today's game in a couple of days but for now we are delighted. Today it was important to be effective when it mattered most," Union head coach Urs Fischer said.
Sunday's rivals are Europa League champions Sevilla, and Koeman's big issue is in defense thanks to the red card shown to Clement Lenglet against Celta on Thursday.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.
As expected, there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after leaving Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
"Coach Jiang always told me to show my courage in the paint without being afraid of opponents. I have to admit that I lack game experience, so I need to grow up every single game," Yu said. Enditem
Spisska Nova Ves changed its name to the Spis Knights prior to the 2020-21 season and it seems to have brought the team from the mountainous north of the country luck as it currently holds the second spot in the rankings after securing its second win in a row, defeating the Levice Patriots 83-75.
"It's not easy for us to return to court. I always want to say thanks to all medical staff across the country for giving us a safe environment to play. We appreciate it a lot," Wu said.
The Iranian giant advanced to the ACL final with a 5-3 win on penalties against Al Nassr after the West Zone semifinal ended 1-1 in 120 minutes at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.