Elsewhere, ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain disposed of American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3, and former French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova had to fight hard for a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over the U.S.'s Bernarda Pera. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
Along with fellow new boy Allan, the Colombian was lively throughout and the Toffees fully deserved their win, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's thumping header proving decisive.
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Slovan Bratislava's streak of bad luck in the European football competitions continues.
Christian Bassogog tapped in a late goal for Jianye but that couldn't alter the outcome.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Chongqing once got a good chance to score in the stoppage time when Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva was fouled by Cameroon midfielder Joseph Minala in the penalty area. After a VAR ruling, the referee finally canceled the penalty kick because of Fernandinho's handball.
"Despite the influence of COVID-19 pandemic, all the host cities have been working hard to speed up venue construction. I believe the construction of ten professional stadiums will be completed by the end of 2022," noted Shi Qiang, secretary general of the organizing committee. Enditem
According to the season's CSL rules, the best four teams from Group A and Group B will compete in the second session.
Also absent were midfielder Arthur Melo, who joined Juventus from Barcelona in July, Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo. Sao Paulo's defender-turned-midfielder Dani Alves is unavailable because of a fractured forearm.
"We face the world's best team, and you can say it is one of the hardest games you can start with. But still, it's a game, and this gives you the chance to achieve some points," the striker told Xinhua in an interview.
Jobst said no other German club has been missing its fans like Schalke. "A highly charged atmosphere in our arena is part of our identity. For Schalke, it is always together with its members and fans." Enditem