In other Copa Libertadores fixtures on Tuesday, Uruguay's Nacional won 3-1 at Estudiantes Merida, Bolivar drew 1-1 at Tigre, River Plate won 6-0 at Binacional, Junior Barranquilla secured a 4-1 home win over Independiente del Valle, and LDU Quito won 4-2 at home to Sao Paulo. Enditem
Guoan suffered criticism after earlier fumbling a 3-0 lead against Qingdao, suffering instead a 3-3 tie in the first leg.
Given those circumstances, Bartomeu will probably breathe a small sigh of relief there will be no fans in the ground for the league debut, because he would certainly receive a chorus of boos and whistles. As things are Koeman has to create a positive atmosphere in the side with Messi, who is clearly unhappy and in no mood to hide his feelings.
Monday ends with Fulham looking for their first points at home to Aston Villa, before Liverpool entertain an Arsenal side that defeated them on penalties in the Community Shield at the end of August.
Vasco are now fifth with 17 points while Coritiba are 16th, six points further back. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo have asked the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to postpone their match against Palmeiras on Sunday after 16 players tested positive for the coronavirus.
Beer Sheva now face Czech side Viktoria Plzen in a single-leg match to be played in Israel on October 1, with the winners entering the competition's group stage. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The third round of matches in Spain's Liga Santander sees FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and newly promoted Elche finally make their league debuts, while Real Madrid travel to play one of the in-form teams at the start of the season.
"We gave up our own advantage in tactics, only to let Jiangsu play its way comfortably," said Shanghai head coach Wang Zhiteng.
MADRID, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad on Tuesday confirmed the transfer of defender Diego Llorente to recently promoted Premier League club Leeds United.
Both sides started highly motivated as Leverkusen took over, whereas Wolfsburg focused on turnovers and fast breaks. However, both teams lacked in accuracy.