MADRID, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Matchday three in la Liga saw FC Barcelona kick off their season with a convincing win at home to a disappointing Villarreal with a new star shining brightly, while a former member of the Barca old guard got off to a flying start at his new club. Here are some things we learned this weekend in Spain.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Facing Shenzhen, Suning's Alex Teixeira smacked the winning penalty in the 28th minute after Li Ang was tripped by Morteza Pouraliganji.
The company has been focusing on soccer-related equipment, and it has served more than 40,000 schools all around the world.
TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The new season of Iran's Professional League (IPL) will begin on Oct. 22, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A for the championship race while the bottom four falling into Final B for the 9th to the 16th places.
"At the beginning, it's never easy, especially at the beginning of a new tournament. It's the first time for me here at Roland-Garros," the 19-year-old said.
Liaoning stunned Zhejiang quickly after the start of the first set with a 6-0 run and a 7-0 run, which eliminated Zhejiang's chances to resist.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal completed another overwhelming show at the French Open as the Spaniard romped to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 win over world No. 236 Mackenzie McDonald.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.