For over an hour, Sevilla managed to close the gaps in midfield and slow down Bayern's two-man driving force of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
Simona Halep, top seed of the women's draw, won her first title in Rome after defending champion Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic retired while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in the final. Enditem
THE HAGUE, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the national team of the Netherlands, the Dutch football association KNVB announced on Wednesday.
LONDON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three-time world champion Mark Selby reached the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after claiming two wins and one draw in Milton Keynes, England on Sunday.
The weekend now kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with Alaves looking for their first point of the season when they entertain an always complicated Getafe, who are coached by former Alaves boss Jose Bordalas.
MADRID, Sept 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese owned La Liga outfit Granada look to keep their dreams of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League alive on Thursday when they entertain Lokomotiv Tiflis in the third qualifying round of the competition.
Racing moved to second in Group F, three points behind leaders Nacional of Uruguay. Alianza Lima occupy last place, having failed to pick up a point from four matches.
The first round will be completed on October 8 when Colombia confront Venezuela in Barranquilla and Brazil encounter Bolivia in Sao Paulo.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- American Bryson DeChambeau won the 120th edition of the US Open Golf Championship held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York on Sunday.
Yu and Fu finished first in the preliminaries of the women's breaststroke 200m and 100m backstroke respectively, but couldn't make the finals as well.
Nobody will doubt Messi's commitment on the pitch, however, and he will again lead the side this Sunday in an attack which will probably also see Antoine Griezmann, who now has more responsibility following Suarez's departure, and Ansu Fati, who was virtually the only good news to come out of last season.