Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti won the battle of former Real Madrid and Chelsea coaches as his team got the season rolling with an impressive 1-0 win away to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus rallied to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the US Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final since 2013, where she will play 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
In terms of the title race, reigning champions Real Madrid will be confident of defending their crown - not because they look any stronger than they did last season, but because main rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (at the moment at least) look weaker.
An official of the organizing committee named Wei Tieping told Xinhua that the 14th National Games wouldn't be held in close doors amid the regular COVID-19 control in China.
Everton fans will be looking for improvement under experienced coach Carlo Ancelotti and the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has added James Rodriguez to his squad from Madrid in a move that should bring a bit of magic to his side if James can find his feet in the Premier League.
Shandong went ahead in the 19th minute when striker Duan Liuyu miss-kicked the ball which flew into Graziano Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from close range.
The opening game in Ipurua is followed by the delayed match in Granada, which is a repeat of the last game of last season. That match saw Granada beat an Athletic side with nothing to play for 4-0 in order to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history.
Earlier in the day, Monaco beat Nantes 2-1 at home to move atop of the league standings on goal difference. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Corinthians have sacked head coach Tiago Nunes after the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.
The 55-year-old manager claims additional playing staff is inevitable having to play a challenging season providing more week games than ever before in all competitions.
A fully fit Eden Hazard will offer creativity and goals to a side that at time struggled to find the back of the net, while Zidane will also look for continued development from youngsters Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Fede Valverde and, even without transfer activity, Real look to have a well-balanced, young and deep squad.