MADRID, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Valencia coach Javi Gracia will remain at the club for the time being, as it would cost him three million euros if he chooses to leave now.
It's still not certain whether Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal will be able to take part after he was unable to travel to Lisbon after an inconclusive COVID-19 test.
CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Veteran center Liu Jiacen shone in Shanxi's 84-75 comeback victory over Shandong in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued. Enditem
However, the Czechs took the lead after an embarrassing mistake by Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, who failed to control the ball on a simple return pass from teammate Joel Abu Hanna in the 14th minute.
"We came into this match with the mentality of challenging Xinjiang. I hoped that our players could show our style in such an intense game," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
"We would like all athletes to focus on their practise without worries," said Muto. Enditem
"We have given away far too many leads," he complains. "We must gain a new mentality."
Duvan Zapata put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute at Estadio Metropolitano with a lunging effort after Juan Cuadrado's driving run and perfectly weighted cross from the right.
But there's no reason to blame that the latest investigations came at an inopportune time. During recent years, Loew's team is constantly troubled by a leadership problem after dismantling cornerstones such as Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 18th minutes as Bryan Cristante steered his header into the net off Jack Bonaventura's corner.