In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced updates to its 2020 competition calendar on Thursday, aiming to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Celta Vigo are close to submitting a formal bid for River Plate and Argentina international center-back Lucas Martinez Quarta, according to media reports in the South American country.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (R) is dispossessed by Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the English Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua)
Kicking off on Saturday, the two-day event also included a 5km run, a 1km run, and a 0.2 km children's run.
Shandong went ahead in the 19th minute when striker Duan Liuyu miss-kicked the ball which flew into Graziano Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from close range.
Luneng pulled one goal back in the 85th minute as Evergrande's goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo's howler allowed Wu Xinghan to score a follow-up.
Elsewhere on Sunday, VVV-Venlo booked a spectacular 5-3 win at FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo beat ADO Den Haag 2-0 and Vitesse was too strong for RKC Waalwijk, winning 1-0. The FC Utrecht-AZ match was postponed to give AZ more time to prepare for next Tuesday's match at Dynamo Kiev in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
CHENGDU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan will meet in the final of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) after both clinched victories here on Sunday.
The GFA is yet to officially respond to the purported resignation of its deputy general secretary. Enditem
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.