DOHA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Esteghlal FC have cruised into the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Group A leader Al Ahli Saudi FC in matchday six on Wednesday.
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
Players are also accused of lacking the right mentality.
Meanwhile, Sport Recife continued their impressive recent form with a 1-0 home victory over Fluminense. Former Flamengo striker Hernane scored from the penalty spot after Leandro Barcia was brought down by Egidio Pereira.
"I am glad to have been declared fit to compete after missing the opening leg of the series. I am also excited to compete in the 1,500m, I am really looking forward to running the shorter distance on Friday," Kipruto, who boasts a personal best of 3:39.57 in the 1,500m told Xinhua on Tuesday.
BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen started their seasons with a goalless draw after sharing the spoils in the final game of the first round of the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Hertha's head coach Bruno Labbadia made changes and fielded Deyovaisio Zeefuik, Arne Maie and Jhon Cordoba after the restart.
About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
LONDON, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League club Everton announced on Thursday the full details of their plans for a 52,888 capacity stadium on Liverpool's World Heritage Site waterfront.
Yu and Fu finished first in the preliminaries of the women's breaststroke 200m and 100m backstroke respectively, but couldn't make the finals as well.