The win also saw the team from northwest France climb to the top of the table, two points clear of second-placed Lille.
MADRID, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Matchday three in la Liga saw FC Barcelona kick off their season with a convincing win at home to a disappointing Villarreal with a new star shining brightly, while a former member of the Barca old guard got off to a flying start at his new club. Here are some things we learned this weekend in Spain.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
Despite the goal, Real Madrid had to thank keeper Thibaut Courtois for the win after the Belgian made a series of impressive saves.
Alba increased the lead to 12 points early in the second quarter, but a remarkable 11-0 run, led by Scottie Wilbekin and Othello Hunter, brought Maccabi back to the game.
"We are very optimistic that, after this pandemic is over, we will all run together in our races in 2021," SEGAS said.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
Behind the scene, insiders report huge expectations regarding Salihamidzic's ability to solve the problem within the next week.
In women's singles actions, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams survived a topsy-turvy opening set to ultimately ease past fellow American Kristie Ahn, 7-6(2), 6-0 to advance. Enditem
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva reached the UEFA Europa League group stage after a 1-0 home win over Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Thursday evening.
Yao was the title favorite but the 30-year-old failed to clear the bar at 5.30m, although he passed the height of 5.15m in his first attempt.