He didn't play in Real Sociedad's game against Real Madrid on Sunday night in order to ensure he was not injured ahead of the move.
Eibar has started the campaign with two defeats, while Athletic Bilbao lost in Granada on the opening day of the season. However, with fans unhappy at Athletic's disappointing end to last campaign, question marks over coach Gaizka Garitano's defensive instincts and a lack of goals in attack, a defeat in the Ipurua Stadium would only increase the discontent surrounding a club that has so far failed to make any summer signings. Enditem
For its part, Femexfut said it hoped to set up a clash against another opponent on September 30.
In Mainz, Hungary captain Szalai is said to have raised the issue of deferred payments the players were promised when they waived their salaries during lockdown with the club's board on behalf of the team.
Thomas Bach (on the screen), president of International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks remotely during the video meeting of the 10th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad - Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
In Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo recorded their seventh draw in 10 matches this season after a goalless affair with Santos at the Olympic stadium. The result left Botafogo 18th and Santos seventh.
Local cyclists prevailed in all categories, with Liang Shizhong and Huang Shihai winning the men's title in 14:02:17, Che Ruirui and Chen Hongyu taking the women's title in 16:45:04, and Song Hanbing and He Huaisong triumphing in the mixed category in 16:02:34.
Nobody will doubt Messi's commitment on the pitch, however, and he will again lead the side this Sunday in an attack which will probably also see Antoine Griezmann, who now has more responsibility following Suarez's departure, and Ansu Fati, who was virtually the only good news to come out of last season.
Oliver Glasner's men will encounter AEK Athens in an all-or-nothing game to battle for an Europa League place on October 1. Enditem
"With Alexander Sorloth, we have signed our desired candidate for the vacant striker position," Leipzig's sporting director Markus Krosche said. "He is a physical and technically gifted player but also good in the air and a finisher in front of the target."
Prior to the game, both sides needed a victory to secure them a top four berth with only two games left in the Suzhou division.