"Those are decisions for the club and the player, but as you have seen I am going to count on him. He hasn't played at the start because there are others and Ansu (Fati) has shown he is very good for the team," explained the Barca boss. Enditem
The hosts dominated early as Jorge Recalde scored either side of a Carlos Sanchez penalty at the Manuel Ferreira stadium in Paraguayan capital Asuncion.
"This sure feels like coming back to my second home," Bender said. "I wish for better times, that we could meet the amazing Maccabi fans in the arena and make them happy".
At Maccabi, Bender will collaborate with his compatriot, center Ante Zizic, who has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last three NBA seasons and joined the Israeli club in late August.
Ninth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada crashed out after suffering a shock defeat to Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain.
The difficult negotiations with David Alaba are creating an unpleasant atmosphere. Bayern is said to have made an offer below the defenders demands and is risking losing one of its cornerstones in 2021 for free.
However, 10th-seeded Victoria Azarenka saw her campaign at Roland Garros end on Wednesday as the Belarusian was shocked by former world No. 26 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2 in a match where she racked up 36 unforced errors. Enditem
Pepe has scored four goals in his past five matches for Gremio, including two in the Copa Libertadores against Internacional and Universidad Catolica.
Depending on the different rules, players and staff might have to submit themselves to a five-day quarantine period. The rules are valid for all travel. Hertha BSC's Krzysztof Piatek, for instance, missed the first round of the German Cup after playing in an international match with Poland.
But it seems apparent that it will not be easy to find a new coach.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, the national record holder of the women's 100m freestyle, only managed a silver medal in the event at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Monday, as rookie Yang Junxuan, 18, was 0.02 seconds faster.