Martinez's side are tight in midfield and defense, really dangerous from set pieces and have the experienced Roberto Soldado in attack; this week they have shown last season was no fluke. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- While the German Bundesliga has witnessed several scandals since its founding in 1963, this week's internal revolt of FSV Mainz players represents a new level of confrontation.
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F on Tuesday bid farewell to Israeli striker Eran Zahavi, who has signed for PSV Eindhoven.
Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
Real Madrid kept pressing, but Real Sociedad always gave the sensation of danger on the break with winger Ander Barrenetxea a precocious talent on the left.
Having lost cornerstones such as Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Javi Martinez (Bilbao), and Philippe Coutinho (Everton), Flick intends to update its midfield options.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
Ferreira, who replaced former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva just after the hour mark, struck in the 92nd minute with a glancing header after an Alisson de Freitas corner.
The swimmers took part in vertical jumps, 30-meter sprints, pull-ups, trunk muscles strength training, and 3,000-meter runs in the two-day physical tests.
Saturday ends with a difficult test for Real Madrid as they visit a Betis side under the guidance of former Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini.
"By contacting the public, the athletes might spread COVID-19," he said. "That is the possibility. We must protect the citizens. So there are two aspects... It should be difficult. It is not realistic for us to consider not using public transportation by athletes."