Meanwhile Atletico fans will want to see more from record signing Joao Tomas after the youngster showed signs of his undoubtable talent in his debut season in Spain. Simeone will not need the Portuguese to start leading the Atletico attack, rather than playing an attractive bit-part.
Pepe has made 99 appearances for Gremio and scored 21 goals since making his professional debut in 2017.
Ancelotti, 61, signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Everton last December after having been sacked by Italian Serie A side Napoli earlier that month. He led Everton to finish 12th in the Premier League last season. Enditem
Iran's match with Uzbekistan, previously set for September 7, has been rescheduled for October 8 in Tashkent's Bunyodkor Stadium.
The Guangdong team ranked first in the group dressage competition on Friday, followed by Tibet. Jiangsu took third place.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune defeated Shanghai SIPG 2-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday, breaking Shanghai's unbeaten record in the season.
Zhou Junchen (C) of Qingdao Huanghai shoots during the 9th round match between Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
Cirstea will face No. 20 seed Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in third round. Enditem
The result left Corinthians ninth in the 20-team standings with nine points from seven matches, a point ahead of 13th-placed Botafogo.
WARSAW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Johannes Vetter came close to breaking the javelin world record on Sunday, throwing 97.76m in a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Poland.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem