While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
MADRID, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane loses one player to injury, but recovers two more for his side's home game against Valladolid on Wednesday night.
Some fans and pundits fear Flick could soon be fed up with his side's strategy to avoid costly transfers and follow what many call a healthy spending policy.
"We faced a team that attacked with many players and it was a different match compared to the one against Sampdoria. We wanted to keep the line tight, put pressure on the central players and exploit the one-on-one in attack, but we weren't always able to find solutions, after all we were playing against a solid team and we knew we would have difficulties," said Pirlo.
She should have won the first set when she was up 5-1 and had a set point, which TV replay showed she had converted it with a dropshot as Siegemund failed to return it before it had bounced twice. But the umpire Eva Asderaki did not rule the point in Mladenovic's favor.
Villarreal travels after an easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves and with strikers Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno both in excellent form after netting six goals between them in Villarreal's first four games of the season.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Substitute Bruno Henrique scored twice as Brazil's Flamengo beat Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle 4-0 in their Copa Libertadores Group A match on Wednesday.
In the 85th minute, Feng fell to the ground again in the box after a close contact with Shanghai defender Shi Ke, but the referee did not give a penalty judging that Feng tripped himself.
Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
Pironkova, 33, who returned to the Tour at the US Open after three years' absense and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, received a walkover to the third round in Paris.
With the score tied at 68-all before the final quarter, Sichuan took charge of the last 10 minutes despite Shao's departure.