Real Madrid has a deeper squad than Barca, as the fact that they were without Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Odriozola and Tony Kroos on Sunday and still won shows, but Courtois' displays mean that so far some of the results have been much better than the actual performances.
Koeman had made no secret that he wanted the duo and the failure to sign Garcia leaves Barca looking especially lightweight in central defense, where they only have Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, with Ronald Araujo to provide cover.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai shook off early sluggishness to overcome Tianjin 88-60 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
According to the circuit's management team, the number of visitors doubled compared with one week before, rising its daily income up to 6,000 yuan.
"Xinjiang has more star players than us. We just have to relax and prepare for a fight. Nothing else," Ding added.
The seven newest players to be infected include Takashi Ogino, Katsuya Kakunaka and Ikuhiro Kiyota. Marines coach Shota Ishimine and three first-team staff members were also listed among the new cases, Kyodo said. Enditem
Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca has insisted he won't use the team's weakened squad as an excuse for any poor performances.
Sichuan Jiuniu was still winless after a scoreless draw against Heilongjiang Lava Spring, while Kunshan FC defeated Nantong Zhiyun 1-0 and suggested that the club is coming to a boil perfectly. Enditem
"It was a very strong and tough defense. They played with a lot of contacts, and it was not easy to score, with a lot of turnovers and missed shots," he commented. Enditem
Alfaro was appointed Ecuador's head coach in August following the resignation of Jordi Cruyff.
ROME, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Napoli could lose 3-0 to Juventus as the Coppa Italia holders were unable to travel on Sunday, while Inter Milan and Lazio shared the spoils 1-1, with both sides finishing with 10 men.