Palace had ended last season with a run of eight games without a win and this victory was exactly what coach Roy Hodgson needed.
Braunschweig secured a bright start on home soil as they needed only two minutes to break the deadlock against top-flight outfit Hertha Berlin. Kobylanski unleashed a free-kick hammer from 25 meters and surprised Berlin goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow with the opener.
"Although I'm not an Iranian, I have spent many years in Iran. I know the problems of Iranian football and I believe that the country has very talented players who have football DNA, but they need to change their mentality about tactical football. I think Iranian football needs coaches who increase the motivation of the players to fight," he said.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Azarenka seemed headed for an agonizing loss after being hammered 6-1 by Williams in the first set, but the 31-year-old turned the tide, raising up her level and reducing the unforced errors before securing the 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Italian international Graziano Pelle scored in Shandong Luneng's 1-1 with Shanghai Shenhua at the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Tuesday.
Hoffenheim gained a foothold into the clash as the clock ticked after Emin Bickakic and Dennis Geiger came close at the half-hour mark.
In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem
Azarenka, 31, stormed to win the first set 6-1 in just 26 minutes while the Japanese was uncharacteristically sloppy hitting a whopping 13 unforced errors.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
The result left Palmeiras in sixth place, behind Flamengo on goal difference while Sport were 14th with 11 points.