Villarreal's league campaign got off to a slow start with a 1-1 draw at home to Huesca a week ago and things looked to be going wrong again on Saturday when they fell behind to Eibar. However, Gerard Moreno levelled the score in the 62nd minute with an excellent goal that saw him turn on a sixpence before firing home and Paco Alcacer sealed the win with a calm finish when put clean through. In Moreno and Alcacer, new Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows he has players who are both capable of netting between 15-20 goals a season (Moreno scored 18 last season and was the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga) and the pair will give his side a lot of points as they look to qualify for the Champions League this campaign.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan secured the top four place in Group B after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai, while Hebei China Fortune beat Tianjin Teda 1-0, putting the latter at the bottom of Group B in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Wolfsburg came close with 32 minutes played when Maximilian Arnold's corner kick struck the crossbar before John Anthony Brooks headed just over the target from a promising position two minutes later.
The second half witnessed the prowess of Shanghai captain Hulk. The Brazilian striker hit the crossbar in the 55th minute with his iconic long distance shot and then converted a penalty in the 71st minute.
Yu and Fu finished first in the preliminaries of the women's breaststroke 200m and 100m backstroke respectively, but couldn't make the finals as well.
Llorente can play either as a defensive midfielder or in central defense and has played six times for the Spanish national team.
Guangzhou posed more threats than Dalian in the first half, but no goals were scored. What's worse for Rafa Benitez's side, Swedish center-back Marcus Danielson was subbed after just 21 minutes because of a head injury.
The match went ahead and West Ham defeated their League One rivals 5-1 with assistant Manager Alan Irvine under charge.
However, Yu couldn't advance to the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests held from September 22 to 23, according to the new rule of the championships.
"Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position. Petr Cech was the best in the world in that position for a long time, so he's obviously had a big say in this situation," explained Lampard of the former keeper, who in 2004 also joined Chelsea from Rennes.
ROME, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the third qualifying round of Europa League after the Swede tested positive for COVID-19, AC Milan confirmed on Thursday.