Real Madrid have only had one preparation game and although that saw them brush past Getafe, there have to be some doubts over match fitness. Meanwhile Eden Hazard is unlikely to play, while by the time the match kicks off both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon will probably have joined Tottenham.
PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Julian Draxler's header in stoppage time earned Paris Saint-Germain a precious 1-0 win over Metz at home on Wednesday, ending the Ligue 1 defending champions' losing streak in the opening two games of the new season.
The Slovak champions have been unceremoniously eliminated from the Champions League Qualifiers by forfeit after an outbreak of COVID-19 was confirmed in the team at the end of August and now the team from the capital city bids farewell to the second-tier Europa League Qualifiers after losing in a penalty shootout against the Finnish champions KuPS Kuopio.
Former Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham is said to be a decisive factor as the 17-year-old impressed with his maturity when operating as a box-to-box midfielder.
PSG will travel to the southern coastal city of Nice for their next match on Sunday. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune scored twice in stoppage time to force a 3-3 draw with Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
ROME, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- World record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden produced the highest ever pole vault mark in an outdoor event as he cleared 6.15-meters to take the win at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday.
"FIFA is not facing a crisis, but football is," said Infantino. "The money goes where it has to go: to football and to help football."
BERLIN, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The latest survey among Bundesliga coaches seems to be a disappointment for Borussia Dortmund.
Only counting on talent and youthful nonchalance doesn't take you to the top the 59-year-old predicted.
In the 80th minute, with the assistance of Jean Evrard Kouassi, Eddy Gnahore slotted home with a goal for Zall to narrow the gap to 2-1 and had to settle with the score.