"With Alexander Sorloth, we have signed our desired candidate for the vacant striker position," Leipzig's sporting director Markus Krosche said. "He is a physical and technically gifted player but also good in the air and a finisher in front of the target."
Manchester United's first Premier League game of the season ended in a shock 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday as Old Trafford old boy, Wilfred Zaha scored twice against his former club.
Both sides struggled to create clear scoring opportunities, but as the match seemed to head for a draw, a low drive from Quintana put Chengdu ahead in stoppage time.
Ibrahimovic had the chance to complete his hat-trick in the 63rd minute, but he ballooned the ball over the bar with the goalkeeper well beaten.
Bale's relationship with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also deteriorated badly in recent months and he hardly played in the last 11 games of last season as Real claimed the La Liga title.
BERLIN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- RB Leipzig have sealed the deal with Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth from Norway, the Bundesliga club announced in an official statement via the club's homepage on Tuesday.
MADRID, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona on Wednesday confirmed the sale of Portuguese international right back Nelson Semedo to the Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of 30 million euros plus a possible 10 million more in incentives.
Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante a week ago was a morale boost to a club that has internal problems and lost key players over the summer. However, Javi Gracia's side received a reality check on Saturday when they were outplayed by Celta Vigo, who beat them 2-1 with two goals from club captain Iago Aspas.
After the restart, Esteghlal were quick to cement their place in the Round of 16 with a third goal, as Karimi supplied a chipped cross from the edge of the penalty area for Cheick Diabate, who guided his header past Al Owais to make it 3-0.
After the result, Chongqing pocketed four wins consecutively to rank third with 18 points, while Wuhan dropped to sixth, two points behind the fourth-placed Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
BOGOTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Everton midfielder James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao are poised to return to Colombia's national team for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile next month, head coach Carlos Queiroz said on Friday.