The defender was then shown a direct red card in the 67th minute on the instruction of VAR for bringing down Luka Jovic when the striker looked to be through on goal.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune beat Tianjin Teda 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
He said that those events have shown that "we can organize safe sports events even without a vaccine."
According to reports, Saba will sign for three seasons at his new club, earning about 3 million U.S. dollars per year.
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
In the other match of Group C, Almoez Ali scored his third goal of the league to help Al Duhail SC beat Persepolis FC 1-0 and overtake the latter to lead the group.
MADRID, Sept 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese owned La Liga outfit Granada look to keep their dreams of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League alive on Thursday when they entertain Lokomotiv Tiflis in the third qualifying round of the competition.
Right back Nelson Semedo is on the verge of agreeing a move to Premier League outfit, the Wolves. Enditem
Given those circumstances, Bartomeu will probably breathe a small sigh of relief there will be no fans in the ground for the league debut, because he would certainly receive a chorus of boos and whistles. As things are Koeman has to create a positive atmosphere in the side with Messi, who is clearly unhappy and in no mood to hide his feelings.
On the other side, Djokovic, who is striving for his 18th major, will kick off his campaign in Paris by taking on Sweden's Mikael Ymer.