Koeman changed the style Barca used under Quique Setien, adapting a 4-2-3-1, with Antoine Griezmann leading the line, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in the midfield holding roles and Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati in an attacking line of three.
However, the wheels came off on Sunday as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat away to Atletico Madrid, who tore Granada's usually solid defense apart time after time.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng Taishan were held to a 0-0 draw by Guangzhou R&F in the last round of the 2020 season Chinese Super League (CSL)'s first session here on Sunday, entering the final eighth round and setting up a clash against Beijing Guoan in the season quarterfinals.
ZHENGZHOU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bosnian defender Toni Sunjic has joined Henan Jianye on loan from fellow Chinese Super League (CSL) side Beijing Guoan, the clubs confirmed on Thursday.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star says he expects a fast London Marathon race against his main challenger, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
The rebranding and revamping exercise applies only to AFC competitions which are scheduled to take place from 2021 and will not impact the age-group tournaments that were postponed from 2020, it said. Enditem
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.
The runners-up, a joint team from Liaoning and Sichuan, finished in 3:53.12, and Guangdong took the third place in 3:53.39. Enditem
The 41-year-old was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around 108,000 U.S. dollars), the world football governing body said in a statement on Monday.
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.