"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
"Despite the impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will stick with our goals, and we are confident we will finish the work as scheduled and up to high standard," Li Shenfei, deputy director of the HAGOC Venues Department, told Xinhua.
"But we are still training in a systematic and focused way. And it appeared a good chance for us to get down to our own weaknesses," said Zhu.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Flamengo will be without injured goalkeeper Diego Alves for their upcoming Copa Libertadores matches against Independiente del Valle and Barcelona de Guayaquil in Ecuador.
Lower league side Havelse broke the deadlock through Noah Plume with 17 minutes played. Mainz were unable to overcome Havelse's well-positioned defence in the first 45 minutes but the momentum on the pitch changed after the restart, and by courtesy of Jean-Philippe Mateta, who provided a second-half hat-trick for a 5-1 victory. Enditem
The absence of some key players, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Andel Di Maria and Keylor Navas who have all tested positive for coronavirus, reduced Thomas Tuchel's choices for his starting line-up. As a result, several youngsters and new signings were brought into the squad to fill the places.
Villarreal are expected to do well this season after signing Unai Emery as coach, but fell behind to a second minute goal from former Girona defender Pablo Maffeo and it was not until Gerard Moreno's 68th minute penalty that the home side drew level in a 1-1 draw.
The 25-year-old Slovak owns a lifetime best mark of 17.09m set last year in Wuhan, China. Enditem
The "Bulls" caught a perfect start on the road as they marked the opener with fortunate assistance from goalkeeper Christian Mathenia, whose misplaced pass allowed Haidara to make it 1-0 with just three minutes played.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United will be fascinating to watch after the master tactician earned promotion last season, although Leeds could suffer from a lack of goals.
Sara was again on target with a low finish after combining with Igor Vinicius. However, Marinho left his mark on the match as Santos extended their unbeaten run to four matches.