In Sunday's game, Pirlo started new arrivals Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo leading the attacking line.
Real opened their season with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday after 90 minutes where they controlled the ball for large periods, but failed to create the clear chances needed to take all three points. It's true they still lack match practice after just one warm up game and that Martin Odegaard gave glimpses that he will slot into the side with few problems. Meanwhile the return of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco after injury should also help Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it looks as if scoring enough goals is again going to be Zidane's main headache this season.
Beer Sheva now face Czech side Viktoria Plzen in a single-leg match to be played in Israel on October 1, with the winners entering the competition's group stage. Enditem
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu snatched a full-set (25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 28-26, 15-10) victory over Tianjin in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Saturday.
Adrian Mierzejewski (4th R) of Chongqing Dangdai celebrates his goal with teammates during the 13th round match between Chongqing Dangdai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
Eight teenage footballers lost their lives late Saturday last week when their driver lost control and plunged the vehicle into the Offin river located in Ghana's Ashanti region. Enditem
"We are now more than halfway through our journey but face an uphill battle ahead," the vice president and secretary-general of the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Six Flamengo players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the Brazilian club's Copa Libertadores group match against Ecuador's Barcelona SC.
Yan, 20, faced his fourth-round opponent Aaron Hill after the 18-year-old had stunned six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan earlier in the draw, but only managed to claim one frame against Yan, who ranks 15th in the world.
"Jiangsu has more national team players with significant advantages in height, we should use some strategies to limit them," Wang added. Enditem
"Obviously going into a different culture, a different country, I've had to grow up as a person, never mind a footballer," said Bale, whose time at Real Madrid turned sour over the past 18 months, with the press and fans turning against him after a continuing series of injuries.