The Blacks and Yellows have put together a squad with exceptionally talented youngsters and seem the only serious challenger.
Fulham almost had the perfect start when an errant pass from Gabriel allowed Aboubakar Kamara through on goal, but Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was able to scramble the ball to safety.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia has expressed hope that his move to Deportivo Alaves will jumpstart a stalled international career.
The 33-year-old Serb now faces a semifinal against Casper Ruud of Norway, who beat fourth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
With Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng as possible departure candidates, until the transfer window is closed on October 5, Flick demands replacements.
Martinez's call-up came two days after he ended his 10-year spell at Arsenal to join rivals Aston Villa for a reported fee of 20 million euros (around 24 million US dollars).
"We had two big chances in the first half but Dortmund were more effective and clinical in front of the target today," Monchengladbach head coach Rose said.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat American Venus Williams 7-6 (7), 6-2 in their first round match. Enditem
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
The region's qualifiers are scheduled to begin in October, more than six months later than originally planned because of the global health crisis.
Since the approval of the COVID-19 Relief Plan in June, FIFA has received applications from over 150 member associations.