Their performances at the championships will be an important reference for their qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
In the 11th minute, the Spanish team were awarded a penalty after David Alaba felled Ivan Rakitic, allowing Lucas Ocampos to open the scoring in the 13th minute.
The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
After Beijing jumped to a 13-4 lead in the third set, Yunan called a time-out, closing it to one point at 20-21, and called another time-out but failed to level it even.
An official with the committee said they will shift the focus to the preparation of next year's event, and try to stage an event with higher specifications, more international vision, greater influence and higher quality.
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- It has been more than five years since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and in the eyes of Han Zirong, Beijing has passed the halfway mark of the marathon leading up to the Games and is ready for more challenges ahead.
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.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday, in another game where VAR had a major say and which Betis defender Emerson will probably want to forget.
Pirlo replaced Maurizio Sarri to become the head coach of Juve's senior squad in August, just 10 days after the maestro took charge of the U-23 team.
Tottenham also offered to pay for the testing of Leyton Orient, the team scheduled to host Tottenham in east London in an EFL Cup third-round tie.