MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
South American football governing body CONMEBOL is understood to have ruled out the possibility of postponing the fixture. The entity's coronavirus protocols required clubs to register 50 players in their Copa Libertadores squads to help teams with several coronavirus cases.
The Bavarian head of state Markus Soeder asked Bayern fans not to travel and instead to stay at home. "The Supercup is an exciting game, but it's not the most important one," the politician said after Hungary reported an incidence rate of up to 1.20.
In other action, Hebei and Tianjin lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Garre and Tiago Banega scored in the last five minutes of regular time to hand Argentina's Racing Club a 2-0 win at Alianza Lima.
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with injury as the Brazilian was suspected of suffering a muscular problem.
The Bavarian federal government recently changed the rules for people returning from high-risk countries. To re-enter Germany, a negative test or self-quarantine is required.
"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and even stranger to come up against you on the pitch... I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult not to continue to share every day with you both on the pitch and away from it," the Argentinean wrote.
Meanwhile, Samaria also revealed that Robert Nauseb will be his assistant coach following the resignation of Woody Jacobs earlier this month. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.
BERLIN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Urgent tasks are seemingly never ending at the moment for Hansi Flick. Ahead of the UEFA Supercup final against Sevilla this Thursday evening, the 2020 treble-winning coach has a multitude of challenging tasks to address.