China's top tier league, the Chinese Super League kicked off in July after a long delay for COVID-19. All the players, coaches, club staff and media representatives had tested negative since the start of the 2020 season. Enditem
In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
Kicking off on Saturday, the two-day event also included a 5km run, a 1km run, and a 0.2 km children's run.
The matches between La Liga champions, Real Madrid and Getafe, Barcelona and newly promoted Elche and Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners, Sevilla have been postponed due to the European and play-off commitments of most of those teams eating into pre-season. Meanwhile, the game between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, which was due to open on Friday night was put back to Saturday after a judge ruled late on Wednesday that matches can't be played on either Fridays or Mondays.
He has also been capped 36 times for the Italian national team.
The top four teams enter the knockout round of the CBSL, which will kick off on Sunday. A draw will be held on Saturday to decide the schedule of the semifinals. Enditem
A total of 13 teams will play in two groups in the round-robin preliminaries with the top four finishers from each pool to qualify for the knock-out stage. Enditem
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as his team beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 on Sunday, while Jiangsu Suning drew with Guangzhou R&F 3-3.
Palace had ended last season with a run of eight games without a win and this victory was exactly what coach Roy Hodgson needed.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho and Fei Nanduo scored as defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen Kaisa 2-0 here on Wednesday to secure a place in the second stage in the 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) season.
Nuremberg threw every man up front but Eintracht Frankfurt protected their lead to the end to secure their berth in the second round.