"It was very important to win our next match after the 5-0 defeat. The Copa Libertadores is not only about skill, it's also about heart. And the players showed that."
The 21-year-old has only made four league appearances for Barca and hasn't taken part in any of the club's three pre-season friendly matches, highlighting that he is not in the plans of new Barca coach Ronald Koeman.
"I'm grateful for the effort of the players because it wasn't easy," Torrent told reporters after the clash at Estadio Monumental.
Cadiz entertain Sevilla in another rescheduled game that has taken 24 hours off Sevilla's recovery time from the European Supercup final in Budapest. Valladolid face Celta, who will hope that striker Iago Aspas continues the form he showed as they beat Valencia a week ago. Enditem
Shenzhen FC, which ranked fifth in the group with 14 points, will face Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro in the 13th round on Thursday.
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win, which helped Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
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.
A total of 146 competitors from China and overseas took part in the five-day tournament, which adopted the latest UCI rules that each team is composed of two cyclists.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
It is the 16th straight win for Duplantis, who set the world outdoor record of 6.15m in Rome last week and improved the world record to 6.18m on the World Indoor Tour in February. Enditem
Villarreal's league campaign got off to a slow start with a 1-1 draw at home to Huesca a week ago and things looked to be going wrong again on Saturday when they fell behind to Eibar. However, Gerard Moreno levelled the score in the 62nd minute with an excellent goal that saw him turn on a sixpence before firing home and Paco Alcacer sealed the win with a calm finish when put clean through. In Moreno and Alcacer, new Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows he has players who are both capable of netting between 15-20 goals a season (Moreno scored 18 last season and was the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga) and the pair will give his side a lot of points as they look to qualify for the Champions League this campaign.