MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Matchday 5 in La Liga comes immediately after a midweek round of matches and brings to an end a condensed fixture period before the international break. Here are some things to look out for this weekend before La Liga takes a break.
WINDHOEK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Namibia football interim head coach Bobby Samaria on Tuesday announced a 30-man squad that will lock horns with South Africa in an international friendly on Thursday in Rustenburg, South Africa.
The Xi'an Olympic Sports Center has a total area of more than 107,000 square meters, including 18,000 seats and an ice rink of 1,800 square meters. It will be one of the main venues for next year's 14th National Games in Shaanxi Province.
It was a case of one in and one out for Atletico Madrid, who lost midfielder Thomas Partay to Arsenal after the Premier League club paid the 50 million euro buyout clause of the Ghanaian international.
"In terms of where we are competition-wise, the objective at the end of the day is to measure our standard to the South African standard and see if we can meet it. We are not oblivious though, we have included six of our foreign-based players. They will bring in more drive and experience to add to that of our local players," he concluded.
Association president Fritz Keller demanded a series of victories to collect points helping to avoid relegation "as we can't afford to go down to a lower group."
The estimated timing for the start of training camp will be announced at a later date.
The 38-year-old Bekele won the Berlin Marathon last year in 2:01:41, only two seconds short of Kipchoge's world record, which he set on the same course in 2018.
"We had a poor start as our players didn't show enough mentality, but I'm satisfied with the players' performance in the following three quarters," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying commented.
Fueled by Han Ziqi's eight straight points, Tianjin jumped into a 14-5 start, forcing Shanghai into a timeout.
Ruben Dias made his debut for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's team still needs to improve in defense to have any chance of battling for the title.