Domenec Torrent's team looked a shadow of the side that dominated Brazilian and South American football last year as Independiente secured their third win from as many matches and rose to the top of Group A.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Construction and renovation work on ten professional football stadiums for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup has been accelerated, the organizing committee said on Tuesday.
The Foals responded but neither Stefan Lainer nor Lars Stindl was able to overcome Burki before the half-time whistle.
According to media reports, the players' management has called for a five-year contract with 25 million euros per year.
Elsewhere, Estudiantes beat Alianza Lima 3-2 and Caracas won 3-2 at Independiente Medellin. Enditem
Alan Kardec, who reached his 100th appearance in Chongqing Lifan, assisted Fernandinho Silva to break the deadlock in the 58th minute. Eight minutes later, the 31-year-old converted in a penalty chance.
He insisted the club would keep faith in Torrent, who worked alongside Guardiola at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City before taking charge of New York City in 2019.
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alireza Mansourian was appointed as the new head coach of Iran's top-flight Tractor soccer club on Thursday, the official website of the club reported.
While the Munich side is making every effort to mention as many serious rivals as possible, nearly all of the first tier's coaches name Bayern as the big favorite.
At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.