Flamengo had never before lost a Copa Libertadores match by a five-goal margin. Previously, their worst showing in South America's premier club competition was a 5-1 capitulation to Gremio in 1984. Thursday's result was also the heaviest defeat by defending Copa Libertadores champions.
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
The 33-year-old point guard from the United States published a post on his personal social media account on Friday, which has been criticized for insulting Chinese women.
The German said that signing Alcantara was "nothing to do with being champions; we constantly try to develop and find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them. That's how football works. It's not only about changing things it's about finding the right approach and plan again for this season," he commented.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
XI'AN, China, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese powerhouses Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG are through to the Chinese Football Association(CFA) Cup last 16 round on Saturday.
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cultural activities were held Sunday at the Great Wall in Badaling, Yanqing district of Beijing to welcome the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' 500-day countdown.
Granada are still without veteran signing Jorge Molina, who tested positive for COVID-19 just after joining the club, but that didn't affect coach Diego Martinez's men as they opened the new La Liga season with a 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao.
The deadlock was finally broken with eight minutes to go, when a corner was nodded onto the path of defender Khalilzadeh, who was well-positioned at the far post to control and finish into the bottom corner.
The final word was for Aspas, however, as he scored an intelligent free-kick that went over the wall and dipped quickly in the 57th minute.
The platform 'Mes que una mocio (More than a motion)', formed by a group of Barcelona club members, confirmed they had collected 20,731 signatures, comfortably clearing the required 16,520 to trigger the vote.