Last season ended with failure to qualify for Europe and that saw the club begin a major clear out. Central defender Ezequiel Garay became a free agent, while Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin were sold at a bargain price to nearby Villarreal and Spain internationals Ferran Torres and Rodrigo Moreno joined Manchester City and Leeds United, with Torres going for much less than most believe he is worth.
Henan found a consolation goal in the 75th minute as Christian Bassogog scored an open goal in a counterattack.
MIAMI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain traveled to the United States on Friday as he moved closer to joining David Beckham's Inter de Miami.
CHENGDU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan will meet in the final of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) after both clinched victories here on Sunday.
The matches between La Liga champions, Real Madrid and Getafe, Barcelona and newly promoted Elche and Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners, Sevilla have been postponed due to the European and play-off commitments of most of those teams eating into pre-season. Meanwhile, the game between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, which was due to open on Friday night was put back to Saturday after a judge ruled late on Wednesday that matches can't be played on either Fridays or Mondays.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Fernandinho Silva, Alan Kardec and Adrian Mierzejewski, scored one goal each, helping their Chongqing Lifan turn the game around and beat Hebei China Fortune 3-1, while Shijiazhuang Ever Bright win over Wuhan Zall 1-0 in the Chinese Super League on Friday.
La Liga kicked off on Saturday with a 0-0 draw between Eibar and Celta, before Yangel Herrera and Luis Milla gave Granada a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club and Osasuna won 2-0 away at newly promoted Cadiz with goals from Adrian Lopez and Ruben Suarez. Enditem
Hangzhou 2022 also embraced multiple milestones amid the fight against the pandemic.
When the safety car pulled in on lap 7, Valtteri Bottas, who had overtaken teammate Hamilton to lead after the first start, unusually elected to bunch the pack up until after he had crossed the start-finish line.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took his 90th Formula 1 win on Sunday in a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix that was red-flagged twice and involved two multi-car collisions.
"We didn't do enough in guarding Fernandinho and Kardec," admitted Hebei head coach Xie Feng.