Granada were last season's surprise package with a seventh place finish qualifying them for Europe for the first time in the club's history and the first week of this season implies their second campaign could be just as good.
Real opened their season with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday after 90 minutes where they controlled the ball for large periods, but failed to create the clear chances needed to take all three points. It's true they still lack match practice after just one warm up game and that Martin Odegaard gave glimpses that he will slot into the side with few problems. Meanwhile the return of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco after injury should also help Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it looks as if scoring enough goals is again going to be Zidane's main headache this season.
The visitors caught a bright start to the second half though as Robin Quaison's perfectly timed through ball allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to halve the deficit against the run of the game in the 48th minute.
While club officials said the case is solved after talks with the team and Szalai, coach Beierlorzer's reputation seems damaged beyond repair.
"I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and my training," the world number seven said.
Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro added: "We will continue to work hard on simplifications towards next year and ask for the continued cooperation of all those involved in the Games." Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- With a hat-trick from Polish midfielder Adrian Mierzejewski, Chongqing Lifan cruised into the championship race after a 4-1 victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
Chinese naturalized player Ai Kesen, known as Elkeson in Brazil, put the Guangzhou side 1-0 ahead in the 14th minute with a penalty kick.
The leading trio all chose to skip the height of 5.87m and the bar was then lift to 5.92m. After Lavillenie and Kendricks failed in all their three attempts, Duplantis, who also failed twice at 5.92m, had already secured his win and he went on to challenge 6.00m, but only saw his effort go in vain in the humid and hot weather conditions.
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win, which helped Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
Guoan now sits second in Group B with 25 points, with two rounds in the first stage remaining, and has booked a spot in Group C for the championship race.