"We had more rest time than other teams. This will benefit us for the match against Al Shorta," Namjoo Motlagh was quoted as saying.
ROME, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 2020-21 Serie A season opened on Saturday with Fiorentina's narrow 1-0 win over Torino.
Clubs from 13 (of 16) federal German states will play home games under the new conditions this weekend as the top three football tiers start their new season.
Ghada Waly (R), Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Gianni Infantino, President of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) attend the signing ceremony at the Vienna International centre, Austria, Sept. 14, 2020. UNODC and FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to step up their joint cooperation to address threats posed by crime to sport. (Photo by Georges Schneider/Xinhua)
Despite their dominance, Hertha needed 19 minutes to create the first clear-cut opportunity as Krzysztof Piatek's header rattled the crossbar.
"Schalke is traditionally a strong brand and is said to have high earning power," Jobst said, adding the goal is to return to European competitions.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
Dominic Dale, the world number 70, also reached Stage Two after topping his group with two wins and one draw.
"The situation was complicated so it was important to win tonight. It's hard, we created some chances, but we're not 100%."
Both SIPG and Zall started the game aggressively, but neither side managed a goal in the first half. SIPG broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Australian striker Marko Arnautovic jumped to find the net with a power header. 11 minutes later, Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy scored his first goal in the CSL for SIPG and extended the lead to 2-0.
Qingdao rank seventh with three games left in the Suzhou division, trailing Wuhan Zall, who rank fourth by nine points. Considering that Wuhan had defeated Qingdao twice in the season, it was impossible for the champions of the 2019 season second-tier league to reach the last eight round.