"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
Cologne had the worst possible start on home soil as Jonas Hector's return pass was intercepted by Kramaric, who kept his cool and nutmegged goalkeeper Timo Horn for the opener with only three minutes gone.
The ceremony was held in the gymnasium of the Xi'an Olympic sports center. "As a host city of the major events, Xi'an will spare no efforts in organizing each activity. We will make great memories and try our best to hold the 14th National Games without any problems," said Wang Hao, the vice president of the event's organizing committee.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
ROME, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was bundled out of the Italian Open in the first round on Tuesday after he lost to 18-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets.
Al-Taawoun will face Persepolis again on Friday.
Events in indoor and outdoor arena will be separate.
Following the decision by the AFC's COVID-19 sub-committee to withdraw Al-Wahda and render their matches null and void, Al-Ahli found themselves in need of just three points to guarantee a top-two spot in the now three-team Group A.
"We are confident in the system," said Zhang Chi, head of the CBA's Player Development Department.
Finland's six-time champions KuPS Kuopio will face the Lithuanian champions FK Suduva in the third round of the Europa League Qualifiers. Enditem