3. Reality check for Valencia while Aspas marches on
The victory in Budapest over Sevilla has increased the pressure on sports director Hasan Salihamidzic to deliver convincing answers as it seems apparent Bayern's current squad size is too small.
"Some of our players are newly came back from national team training, it's normal for them to face some difficulties in cooperation with other team mates," said Jiangsu head coach Cai Bin.
The 2020 season marks the debut of a new region, PCS, which encompasses players and teams from Southeast Asia. For the 2020 World Championship, the PCS has two seeds.
Markao (C) of Hebei China Fortune shoots and scores during the 13th round match between Wuhan Zall and Hebei China Fortune at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)
Monday's match also saw Guangzhou R&F edge Dalian Pro 1-0 by Ye Chugui's late goal in the 92nd minute. The three points also helped R&F join the chase for fourth place in Dalian.
Elche mark their return to the top-flight with a home game against Real Sociedad, but with new coach Jorge Almiron still waiting official clearance to sit in the home side's dugout. The missing paperwork is not the Argentinean's only problem given that he only has 15 professional players available for what will certainly be a tough return to the elite.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 13th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with injury as the Brazilian was suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
Dortmund responded with furious attacks but Gikiewicz was alert enough to keep out promising chances from Thomas Meunier and Erling Haaland before the break.
Wagner's time in Gelsenkirchen might soon expire as it seems only a win against Werder Bremen this Saturday evening can save him from being sacked.