Thomas Tuchel's side welcomed back goalkeeper Keylor Navas, defender Marquinhos and forward Mauro Icardi after the trio were among seven players tested positive for COVID-19, but missed Kylian Mbappe, who is still in self-quarantine at home.
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem
"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final word was for Aspas, however, as he scored an intelligent free-kick that went over the wall and dipped quickly in the 57th minute.
"My buddy, I always believe you, support you and love you," Beijing teammate and Chinese international Zhai Xiaochuan wrote.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Premier League runners-up Maccabi Haifa beat FC Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan 2-1 at home on Thursday in the second round of the UEFA Europa League qualification.
Meanwhile, the states of Schleswig-Holstein and North-Rhine Westphalia announced that they would consider higher rates of occupancy, up to one third of the arena capacity. Enditem
"In view of the recent COVID-19 related developments around the world, a number of teams and individual players have elected not to travel to Denmark for tournaments in Aarhus and Odense, a choice the BWF has to respect and acknowledge," said the BWF. "It has been realized that we are not in a position to deliver the level of competition reasonably expected by fans and all stakeholders."
According to media reports, the players' management has called for a five-year contract with 25 million euros per year.
New Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini made his presence felt as his side defended much better than they did last season in their 1-0 win away to Alaves last week, while Valladolid were slightly unlucky to only draw 1-1 at home with Real Sociedad.