Nathan Ake has been brought in to give more options at the back, but Guardiola's plans have been somewhat frustrated by new Spain international Eric Garcia's refusal to sign a new contract, and he could be Barcelona bound, while John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are not reliable enough over a long season.
The pressure for the German coach and his PSG team may grow in the coming week as they face a busy schedule with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday and followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Marseille clinched their first victory against old rivals Paris Saint-Germain in nine years as Andre Villas Boas' side beat PSG 1-0 on Sunday in a game which will be remembered by aggressive fouls and a late brawl.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
BERLIN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Hoffenheim saw off courageous Chemnitzer FC 3-2 following a penalty shootout whereas Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen got the job done with more ease to get through the opening round in the German Cup on Sunday.
With the win against Medvedev, the 27-year-old Thiem improved to 3-1 in his head-to-head series with the Russian star and is entering his fourth Grand Slam final.
According to the Chinese Football Association (CFA), league A was divided into three groups in three cities: Chengdu; Changzhou; and Meizhou.
"Neymar told me that it was a racist insult. I didn't hear anything on the field," PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said. "Racism in life, in all domains, in sport, should not exist."
Zhang Jiayi, a 14-year-old student from Guiyang No.2 experimental middle school, said that he is excited to be back on the football pitch to play competitive matches.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Welcoming the two-year countdown to the opening of the 19th Asian Games on Thursday, host city Hangzhou exudes confidence of delivering an Asiad that has "Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavor."
MADRID, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The 2020-2021 La Liga season that is due to kick off on Friday night promises to be tough to call in many ways, as a busy fixture calendar due to the coronavirus and the chance of players being forced out due to the coronavirus itself, looks likely to test the resources of many teams to the limit.