SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG edged Beijing Guoan 1-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday, securing the top spot of Suzhou Division.
"This is an exceptional situation," club lawyer Rodrigo Dunshee said in a video posted on Flamengo's Twitter account. "It is very important to end this at the root. The correct measure is to delay this game."
"You know what is happening in life and in football and what the press are saying. My departure had been talked about and the coach's phone call confirmed it," explained Suarez.
ROME, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the Italian Open finals on Sunday.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli benched new signing Sandro Tonali and selected Ibrahimovic to lead the attacking line, flanked by Ante Rebic and Samu Castillejo, with Turk Hakan Calhanoglu behind them.
Both sides lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei's forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
Uruguay will meet Chile in Montevideo and Argentina face Ecuador in Buenos Aires in other opening day fixtures.
The remaining eight teams of the league will form the other group, to be based in Dalian, to fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie for a birth for the next CSL season with the winner of the second-tier league. Enditem
Ibrahimovic was close to finding the net in the 11th minute as his attempt went just inches past the far post after a meandering run in the box.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.
"As always, your encouraging words and support meant the world to me and I look forward to getting back on the court and competing for Canada next year," the 20-year-old added.