Flamengo had never before lost a Copa Libertadores match by a five-goal margin. Previously, their worst showing in South America's premier club competition was a 5-1 capitulation to Gremio in 1984. Thursday's result was also the heaviest defeat by defending Copa Libertadores champions.
In his opening speech, WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who is also president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said, "With World Table Tennis, we are working towards the next step: to create a new table tennis landscape and make it one of the world's largest sports properties. This has always been my dream."
The club has splashed cash on 12 new players in the current transfer window including foreigners; Uganda international Tito Okello, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Ngafei and Malawian midfielder Andrew Malisero.
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ROME, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kei Nishikori of Japan secured his first win of the season as he labored to beat Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the second round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italy, on Monday.
Following Wednesday's clash, the stadium will not stage another game until September 28, when Fluminense host Coritiba in the Brazilian Serie A.
Granada were clearly the better outfit and led by three goals on the half hour when Herrera produced a sharp finish following good control and a cross from Kenedy, who was able to push forward comfortably, and netted his second of the game in the first minute of the second half. The Venezuelan latched onto a long ball from the back and clipped his shot over the advancing keeper.
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).
"Hopefully we will renew our cooperation someday in the future. We are family as always," the club added.
Both coaches remain under fire. Former Huddersfield hero David Wagner and Florian Kohfeldt top the list of endangered managers.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Fans will return to football matches in Rio de Janeiro next month after a six-month coronavirus ban, local authorities said on Friday.
In his 30-minute ruling, SDT chairman John Ohaga explained that KPL CEO Jack Oguda did not exhaust all international conflict resolution mechanisms before taking FKF to the Tribunal.