The 20-year-old Duplantis, who set the world record of 6.18m on the World Indoor Tour in February, secured his victory after clearing 5.85m with his second attempt. He went on to clear 6.00m and finally conquered 6.15m with his second effort of the day.
Many fans meanwhile hope Matthaeus is wrong and the new season is going to end after a fierce battle. Looking at the Blacks and Yellows unlimited pool of exceptional talents, coach Lucien Favre seems to be able to play a fluid and attacking football.
After selling Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Barca are currently looking to sell striker Luis Suarez, with Juventus a possible destination, while Arturo Vidal is close to joining Inter Milan.
"I intend to prove my qualities to my critics. This attitude helps me at Schalke get over tough times with my team," the 2015 Belgian champion said.
The clash between last season's Premier League and Championship winners was the most eagerly anticipated match of the new campaign's first weekend, and the two sides duly served up a thriller at Anfield.
The Spain international's deal should also be confirmed on Friday, although he won't take part in Sunday's important league fixture which sees Liverpool travel to face big-spending Chelsea. Enditem
KPL's case was further compromised by the fact that not all 18-KPL clubs had appended their names to the petition.
Chongqing enlarged the lead in the 65th minute when Fernandinho's pass was blocked by defender Shizhe's arm. After checking by VAR, the referee awarded Chongqing a penalty and Kardec made it 2-0.
The BWF is looking into possible alternative dates to reschedule the world men's and women's team championship, but not before 2021.
The revised 2019-2022 revenue budget has been reduced from 6.56 billion US dollars to 6.44 billion US dollars. FIFA said the drop of 120 million dollars reflected the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but insisted that investment in football would continue unchanged for the full 2019-2022 cycle, with a reduction in the expense budget to compensate for lower revenues.
The 32-year-old Sawe, who scaled 2.21 meters on his way to become the first Kenyan to win gold at the African Championships in 2016 in Durban, South Africa and also entering the history books as the first country's high jumper to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 said on Thursday he expects the top high jumper to grace the one-day meet on his home soil.