Granada are still without veteran signing Jorge Molina, who tested positive for COVID-19 just after joining the club, but that didn't affect coach Diego Martinez's men as they opened the new La Liga season with a 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Any deal would almost certainly see Real Madrid continue to pay part of the wages of a player whose relationship with coach Zinedine Zidane has broken down completely in recent months. Enditem
Dortmund controlled possession but had to wait until the 21st minute for their first clear-cut chance, as Haaland's header called Yann Sommer into action.
Veteran striker Roberto Soldado put Granada ahead after just four minutes with a left-foot volley from Yangel Herrera's cross and the Spanish side's nerves were well and truly calmed six minutes later, when Kenedy doubled their lead.
Sharjah's chances of progressing to the next round now hang on their ability to collect three points in the reverse fixture on Friday.
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
Maracana SA chief executive Severiano Braga said one section of the pitch had already been replaced with positive results.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Veteran goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has been recalled to Mexico's national squad for the first time in more than two years for friendlies against Costa Rica and the Netherlands, the country's football federation said on Wednesday.
Earlier, Xiao opened his account by beating Farakh Ajaib 3-1 before drawing 2-2 with Jak Jones.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- La Liga on Wednesday announced two changes to the scheduled kickoff times of the second round of matches of the season to be played this weekend.
"When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can - and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible," said the midfielder.