"My team secured a deserved victory today. We should have scored more goals but in the end all I care for are the three points," Leipzig's head coach Julian Nagelsmann said. Enditem
Ospina is the fourth player to be cut for the fixtures because of injuries or coronavirus restrictions, joining Porto pair Matheus Uribe and Luis Diaz as well as Leon midfielder Yairo Moreno.
Shaanxi's Chen Yanyu was an assist shy of a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Li weighed in with 19 points.
Despite the Azzurri's request to postpone the game, the Serie A league enforced the rule that as long as a team has 13 players available including a goalkeeper, the game can go ahead.
The French midfielder fired Marseille in front in the 16th minute from Florian Thauvin's pass, squeezing a shot between goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and the foot of the post for his first goal of the season.
However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has not been able to win a major trophy at international level; a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics notwithstanding. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be his last chance to change that.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi withstood Henan's second-half resistance to record a 76-70 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.
Argentina will host Ecuador at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires on October 8 before a clash with Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang shook off an early challenge from Wuhan and cruised to an 84-61 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
Organizers have set up two tracks, a 19.5km track for professionals and a 13km track for amateurs, in a group time trial format, circling the Wulashan Township of Urad Front Banner.