Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
He played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Dinamo Zagreb, Krylya Sovetov Samara and other teams in Europe.
"I was super close to being a grand slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away. For me what upset me the most is not the third set or something like that, it's the fifth set. I had a lot of chances in the fifth set and didn't use them," said a disappointed Zverev, who was contesting his first career major final.
Born in 1990, Radonjic is 1.90-meter-high and has both Croatian and German nationalities.
Tuchel's side dominated possession, 78.1% to Lens' 21.9%, but failed to create good chances as they recorded just one shot on target during the game.
The other three players are Argentine duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
"In view of the logistics in coordinating the five zones of the AFC Cup and completing the Inter Zone matches, the AFC executive committee also agreed that the pandemic created complexities which constituted a force majeure event and, with sadness, led to the cancellation of the 2020 competition," it said.
Wuhan were fined 200,000 yuan by CFA. Player Lyu Yueyun was suspended for four games and was fined 8,000 yuan. Xu Shan, official of the team, received a sideline ban for 10 months and was fined 100,000 yuan.
Both sides struggled to avoid relegation last season and neither look stronger after a summer in which Eibar have lost players such as Fabian Orellana, De Blasis and Gorka Escalante while Rafinha, Jeison Murillo, Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have all left Celta.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig eased 3-0 past second division outfit Nuremberg thanks to the goals from Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan whereas Eintracht Frankfurt needed two second-half goals to overpower resilient third division side 1860 Munich 2-1 in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.