ROME, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the third qualifying round of Europa League after the Swede tested positive for COVID-19, AC Milan confirmed on Thursday.
The Spanish side, which has Chinese owners, now travel to Sweden to play Malmo for a place in the group stage of the tournament. Enditem
Beer Sheva now face Czech side Viktoria Plzen in a single-leg match to be played in Israel on October 1, with the winners entering the competition's group stage. Enditem
Villarreal's league campaign got off to a slow start with a 1-1 draw at home to Huesca a week ago and things looked to be going wrong again on Saturday when they fell behind to Eibar. However, Gerard Moreno levelled the score in the 62nd minute with an excellent goal that saw him turn on a sixpence before firing home and Paco Alcacer sealed the win with a calm finish when put clean through. In Moreno and Alcacer, new Villarreal coach Unai Emery knows he has players who are both capable of netting between 15-20 goals a season (Moreno scored 18 last season and was the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga) and the pair will give his side a lot of points as they look to qualify for the Champions League this campaign.
After 12 matches, Shanghai sat atop the eight-team Suzhou Division with 29 points, four points ahead of Beijing Guoan, while Shijiazhuang slipped out of top four, one point behind Hebei China Fortune to rank fifth with 17 points.
In the 68th minute, Shenhua new signing Fidel Martinez got off the bench and made his debut in the CSL.
Tottenham also offered to pay for the testing of Leyton Orient, the team scheduled to host Tottenham in east London in an EFL Cup third-round tie.
Sport have secured three wins and a draw from their past five matches and are now 10th in the standings with 14 points, trailing Fluminense on goal difference.
"It was a very cruel game, and it was regrettable that we failed," said Pang Li, Wuhan's coach, adding that the club will sum up the matches in the first phase and be prepared for the next phase.
The three-time world champion will face Martin Gould in Sunday's final, after the world number 53 stunned world number one Judd Trump 6-3 in the other semifinal.
"We know that nobody can ignore the importance of Paolo, but we have to try replace him and the national team has responded," Gareca told reporters in a virtual press conference.