While Bayern confirmed Thiago Alcantara's departure (the Spaniard is joining Liverpool for 24 million euros) the Bayern coach is facing a campaign that started with an incomplete squad.
As expected, Barcelona star Lionel Messi heads the list, with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez also included.
Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
Leo Messi returned to action against Girona and will also face Elche, while Koeman said that new signing Miralem Pjanic would "certainly play some minutes, although he is not 100 percent," on Saturday. Enditem
After suffering five defeats consecutively, Qingdao had no chance of being among the top eight in the next league session, although three games of the first session remain on the schedule.
Ismael Al Hammadi (L) of Shabab Al Ahli vies for the ball with Ali Nemati of Shahr Khodrou during the AFC Asian Champions League group B football match between Shabab Al Ahli of United Arab Emirates and Shahr Khodrou of Iran at Al Janoub Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Maccabi Haifa now face Russian side FC Rostov in a single-leg match of the third qualifying round, to be played in Russia on September 24. Enditem
"It is a possibility and it could be for other players as well. 20-year-olds like him have to play, and they can't be stopped. We have reached some conclusions in the past three weeks and Riqui has too much competition," he explained. Enditem
He insisted the club would keep faith in Torrent, who worked alongside Guardiola at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City before taking charge of New York City in 2019.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Premier League runners-up Maccabi Haifa beat FC Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan 2-1 at home on Thursday in the second round of the UEFA Europa League qualification.
"Five, six, seven, eight! And jumping jacks," Cao Tingting, a 16-year-old girl shouted at the front of the class.