BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen started their seasons with a goalless draw after sharing the spoils in the final game of the first round of the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Although Zhang Changning helped Jiangsu retake advantage again, Yunnan still followed closely and even leveled the score at 13-13. Yuan Xinyue and Jiang Yuxiao then contributed the crucial four consecutive points to secure Jiangsu's lead.
An official with the committee said they will shift the focus to the preparation of next year's event, and try to stage an event with higher specifications, more international vision, greater influence and higher quality.
After Ronald Koeman left 'Oranje' for FC Barcelona in August, the search for a new candidate started. Assistant Dwight Lodeweges led the Netherlands temporarily against Poland (1-0 win) and Italy (1-0 loss) in the beginning of September.
The second half started similarly to the first as Dortmund controlled possession whereas the Bavarians waited for chances. And their chance came earlier than expected, as Augsburg clinically doubled their advantage with only their second shot on target after Florian Niederlechner's through ball allowed Caligiuri to make it 2-0 in the 54th minute.
Although Suning looked like they dominated the game, it was Shenhua who created real threat. The 40th minute saw the Shanghai side's 21-year-old defender Wen Jiabao dribble through the Brazilian Joao Miranda and volleying from a close range, but his shot was denied by Suning goalkeeper Gu Chao.
"I was trying to find my rhythm and enhancing my cooperation with my teammates in today's match because I have long been out of formal games this year," said Tianjin captain Li.
In his two years at Camp Nou, the Chilean midfielder has added another league winner's medal to his collection, making it an incredible eight leagues in row in three different countries.
When winning his fourth trophy, the game against the Spaniards delivered convincing arguments to back his demand for new signings to make his squad strong enough to defend as many of the trophies as possible.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
BUDAPEST, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 in an epic battle for the UEFA Super Cup that lasted 120 minutes here on Thursday.