Aaron Mooy (front) takes a selfie with fans during the presentation of the Shanghai SIPG football club's new player Aaron Mooy in east China's Shanghai on Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)
Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
That meant the first goal of the new season was scored by Granada midfielder Yangel Herrera, who was unmarked when he scored the opener in his side's 2-0 win at home over Athletic Club Bilbao in the 49th minute, four minutes before Luis Milla doubled Granada's lead with a shot from outside the area.
The top flight side started an onslaught on Chemnitz's goal and they got rewarded in the 111th minute when Kramaric wrapped up his brace after keeping his nerves from the penalty spot to ensure the shootout.
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Dalian Pro were held to a 1-1 draw by Shanghai Shenhua in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
Among changes are the AFC Champions League East Zone matches, which had been planned to restart in Mid-October, are now scheduled to be played between November 15 and December 13, AFC said after its Executive Committee meeting.
PARIS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian forward Neymar has returned to training for Paris Saint-Germain with three other players after serving COVID-19 isolation for infections,PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Saturday.
During his coaching career, he won seven national championships, five national cup championships and seven super cup championships. Enditem
VILNIUS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The two-day Vilnius Marathon 2020 ended on Sunday, gathering over 6,500 runners around the world.