MADRID, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Matchday three in la Liga saw FC Barcelona kick off their season with a convincing win at home to a disappointing Villarreal with a new star shining brightly, while a former member of the Barca old guard got off to a flying start at his new club. Here are some things we learned this weekend in Spain.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
The game was played behind closed doors at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
Due to individual federal states' regulations, Germany's Champions League representatives - Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach - have to deal with varying restrictions.
"It's our 10th straight year at the Sport Show," said Airgoal's Liang Jiahua. "We are bringing some new products here and the sales are satisfactory."
The club is said to be in debt to the tune of nearly 200 million euros.
According to the schedule, Guoan will continue to compete in the Suzhou division with seven other clubs for the CSL championship. Its first opponent is Shandong Luneng, who ranked third in the Dalian division in the first stage. As the second phase of the CSL adopts a two-round knockout system, the two sides will start their first fight on October 17.
Speaking to the press ahead of Barca's La Liga trip to play Celta Vigo, the new Barca coach confirmed that the 19-year-old was in Barcelona.
Guardiola fielded new signing Nathan Ake and youngster Eric Garcia, neither of whom is six feet tall.
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
News of the transfer comes in the wake of Manchester City's 5-2 thrashing at home to Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The game is the first time a side coached by Pep Guardiola has conceded five goals at home and once again served to highlight the problems at the heart of his side's defense.