"The many games are a threat to the players' health. I don't understand why we went back to only three substitutes in the Nations League instead of five," Loew complained about UEFA's bad planning.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- American veteran Serena Williams and Dominic Thiem of Austria both advanced at the US Open but followed different paths en route to the next round on Monday.
After the restart, Germany got a perfect start as Werner broke the deadlock on 51 minutes after capitalizing on Robin Gosens' square pass into the penalty area.
Peters, 26, who is riding in his maiden Tour de France, produced a brilliant long-range solo breakaway to record his first stage win, leading Toms Skujins and Carlos Verona, who arrived at the same time, by 47 seconds.
XIAMEN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Yin Ruoning continued the incredible start to her professional career on Friday as the Shanghai teenager won the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Orient Masters by one stroke in Fujian province for her third straight win.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- American star Serena Williams and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin both advanced into the third round of the US Open after making light work of their respective opponents on Thursday.
Messi failed to appear for routine PCR tests on August 20 ahead of Barca's return to training, and did not attend any of the sessions under new coach Ronald Koeman.
Elsewhere, Belarus' fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka lost to compatriot Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3, ninth seed Johanna Konta of Britain was stunned by Romania's Sorana Cirstea 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and tenth seed Garbine Muguruza from Spain lost to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5, 6-3.
LONDON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chelsea have completed the signing of German international midfielder Kai Havertz on a five-year contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tuesday's UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday.