PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run on Monday as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini's side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
Sakkari threatened to repeat her come-from-behind victory over Williams in the Western & Southern Open two weeks ago, but ultimately fell just short.
La Liga replied to the communique insisting that they were correct in their insistence over Leo Messi's release clause. Enditem
"I played pretty aggressively from the first ball, and that's pretty necessary against her because she's a great player who can hit a lot of great angles," Mertens said. "I tried to step into the court, and thankfully my first serve was working, so that was a big advantage."
The 25-year-old equalized with the last kick of the match after Rodinei Almeida brought down Elber Pimentel with a rash challenge.
Botafogo looked set for a memorable victory when former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou struck his first goal for the club in the 75th minute.
BERLIN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The CEO of Bundesliga International Robert Klein called the German league a trendsetter in European football after RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich reached the final four of the 2019-20 Champions League, with the Bavarians winning this season's treble.
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The updated emblem for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was released on Saturday to match the new Paralympic symbol that was refreshed in October 2019.
"The pandemic really has affected us tremendously. But I have not wasted my time. Instead, I kept improving my techniques. I was ready for this competition," he added.
Beijing gained the upper hand at the beginning of the match, seeing Cedric Bakambu break the deadlock for the title favorites in the 23rd minute after collecting Zhang Yuning's long pass through a close range volley shot.
She will take on 15th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece in the last 16, who stunned Williams at last month's Western & Southern Open.