Beer Sheva scored the only goal after just four minutes of play with a penalty from Portuguese midfielder Josue, after Plzen's goalkeeper Ales Hruska fouled Colombian striker Jhonatan Agudelo.
"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
In Thursday's only other fixture, Ecuador's Delfin won 3-0 at home to Defensa y Justicia. Enditem
The World Cups will feature 21 female and 21 male athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America), players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania), and others according to the provisional World Cup qualifying system. A maximum of two players per association are allowed for each World Cup event.
ROME, Sept.27 (Xinhua) -- Andrea Pirlo's Juventus trailed twice at Olimpico Stadium, but leveled each time to draw 2-2 with Roma on Sunday, with Jordan Veretout and Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a brace each.
Former international Chen Xiaojia powered Jiangsu's offense through consecutive baskets as Jiangsu went up 23-18 at the end of the first quarter.
More than 130 teenage players from eight teams in Beijing, Harbin, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Wuhan and Chongqing will compete in Xining, from October 1 to 5. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL)'s first stage ended on Monday after two months and 112 games. With an unprecedentedly intense game schedule in a closed environment, some clubs are in trouble, but giants like Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG remain strong.
Former world No. 1 Halep, who has just clinched the title in Rome earlier this week, cruised past Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to advance, at the same time extended his winning streak to 15 matches in a row.
Former Augsburg head coach Baum has signed a two-year deal with Schalke, which will keep him in Gelsenkirchen until June 2022.
He asked the Ministry of Sports to redouble its efforts in re-convening major sporting events that were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.