"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
"It wasn't easy at all. Our defence performance wasn't Bayern-like today but we showed great mentality and that is why we reaped all three points," Bayern head coach Hansi Flick said.
Former champion and No. 16 seed Stan Wawrinka was the biggest star who saw his run at this year's Roland Garros end on Friday. The Swiss star was turfed out by French wildcard and world No. 239 Hugo Gaston 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a five-set battle lasting over three hours.
The signings of Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) Sergino Dest (Ajax) failed due to the Blues demand to implement a buying-obligation and Barcelona surpassing Bayern's 20 million offer.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Boca Juniors midfielder Ivan Marcone has joined Spanish side Elche on a season-long loan, the Argentinian club said on Monday.
In contrast, a solid nine goals adorned the match in Banska Bystrica.
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Baum seems to be a driven by unshakeable optimism. Despite having lost his first game as the new coach of Schalke 04, the 41-year-old encouraged the Royal Blues' squad, and supporters to continue their effort to achieve a turnaround.
Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
Shanxi coach Li Ge gave a high appraisal of some of his veterans' performance.
Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
"Archery is not as popular as basketball and football, but it is still a sport worth a shot," said Liu Lu, a 21-year-old fitness enthusiast who came with her boyfriend and spent a whole afternoon shooting arrows. "Doing physical exercise has been a hit among the youth."