"It is a good start to the Bundesliga season but most importantly, we won today. I am of course delighted that I was able to help my team with a goal," Hertha defender Pekarik said.
"We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season," he added.
Yet again, Slovan were close to sealing the victory after the home team's striker Ilmari Niskanen missed his attempt in the third round of the penalty shots but Slovan's Ratao and Nono failed to capitalize, sealing a 4-3 shootout victory for the Finns.
Aubameyang scored in Arsenal's opening game of the season as they won 3-0 away last Saturday and netted 22 league goals last season (to add to the 22 he scored the previous year), as well as scoring both goals in his side's FA Cup final win over Chelsea.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian giants Palmeiras scored a goal in each half, keeping their unbeaten record intact with a 2-1 victory at Bolivar in the Copa Libertadores Group B on Wednesday.
From the kickoff, the "BVB" assumed control and implemented their offensively minded strategy while the Foals lurked for their chances on the counter.
Valencia got a flying start to the season a week ago when they twice fought back from behind before winning 4-2 at home to Levante, and another fightback looked to be on the cards when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass.
20 minutes later, Jaroslav Zeleny got lucky and his shot from the top of the box bounced off a teammate and into Dunajska Streda's net to tie things up for the visitors 1-1.
Fulham almost had the perfect start when an errant pass from Gabriel allowed Aboubakar Kamara through on goal, but Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was able to scramble the ball to safety.
MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is among 26 players named in Uruguay's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador next month.
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