BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hertha Berlin recovered from their first round German Cup exit to crush Werder Bremen 4-1, while Hoffenheim overpowered a resilient Cologne side 3-2 thanks to Andrej Kramaric's last-gasp goal in the opening round of the 2020/21 Bundesliga on Saturday.
Esteghlal parted company with Farhad Majidi at the end of Iran's super league season and reportedly has not reached an agreement with Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
Even though Hertha kept their efforts to a minimum, they further extended their lead on 63 minutes as Jhon Cordoba assisted Matheus Cunha, whose low shot made it 3-0.
"I feel unhappy even though I won. The result is not good, my friend Ge could have done better than me," said Kong.
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.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Saket Elhami, the head coach of Iran's Tractor soccer team, has been banned from all related activities for three months, the Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sees BVB as being the club's most dangerous rivals this season. "They have had a much longer break and preparation," the 64-year-old said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Marcos Keno scored a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro twice came from behind to win 4-3 at Atletico Goianiense and move to the top of the Brazilian Serie A standings on Saturday.
Children wave with mascots of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games during cultural activities to welcome the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' 500-day countdown in Badaling, Yanqing District of Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
The 28-year-old was one of five Premier League players included in manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 30-man squad on Friday.