MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez said Monday that Uruguay has the depth to cover the absence of Edinson Cavani in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador.
Hertha responded well and shocked the Bavarians with the equalizer as new arrival Jessic Ngankam scored his debut goal one minute after his substitution.
Alba's natural replacement in the Barca squad, Junior Firpo, is also injured at the moment, although he is expected to be able to return to training in the coming days. Enditem
With the result, Dortmund now sits third in the table, whereas Freiburg suffered its first defeat and slipped to the 11th spot.
In another highly-anticipated fixture between Inter and Lazio, Lautaro Martinez put Inter ahead in the 30th minute, while the Biancocelesti got the game back on level terms 10 minutes after the break with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's powering header.
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
The five-time SBL champion Inter Bratislava, who was to grab its sixth before the pandemic forced the season to end prematurely without a champion crowned, put on a solid start in Lucenec, leading by three points after the introductory period but the home team turned things up a notch and won all the remaining periods under the leadership of the American guard Dominique Hawkins who led the scoring department with 27 points.
Iran sit third, behind Iraq and Bahrain, in Group C of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Enditem
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left frustrated as the club failed to complete deals to bring central defender Alex Garcia and forward Memphis Depay to the club from Manchester City and Olympique Lyon respectively.
In the other game on Friday, Shaanxi edged Wuhan 80-78. Enditem
On the Shanghai side, Zhou Yuyan had 11 points, and Han Xu bagged 10.