PARIS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain opened their Ligue 1 title defence with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens.
Wang Shenchao (R) of Shanghai SIPG vies with Gao Xiang of Qingdao Huanghai during the 10th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Qingdao Huanghai at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
DALIAN, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng were held to a 1-1 draw by Shanghai Shenhua in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, while Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen FC 2-0.
However, any concerns over a processional race were dispelled in a surreal opening few laps.
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
With the Asian Games as a catalyst for investment and infrastructure construction, Hangzhou 2022 hopes to leave a lasting legacy for the residents.
Hoffenheim pressed for the winner in extra time but it was the underdogs who grabbed the lead as Freiberger's lay up allowed Christian Bickel to slot home in the 100th minute to make it 2-1.
Bach also said the progress in rapid testing and development of a vaccine could be "greatly influential".
According to the Chinese Athletics Association, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national championships slated for Sept. 15-18 in Shaoxing, eastern China's Zhejiang province will be the only major event for the athletes in 2020.
The opening game in Ipurua is followed by the delayed match in Granada, which is a repeat of the last game of last season. That match saw Granada beat an Athletic side with nothing to play for 4-0 in order to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history.
Other players such as Piccini and Florenzi have also moved on and with no new faces other than returning loanees, new coach Javi Garcia much be wondering what he has got himself into.