LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Premier League champions Liverpool confirmed the signing of Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Friday in a deal worth around 30 million euros.
Today, Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic renewed Bayern's position by saying the players entourage's demand goes beyond the pale.
In the women's draw, top seed Simona Halep of Romania beat Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5, 6-4.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
The two sides meet again on the same ground on Thursday.
ROME, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was bundled out of the Italian Open in the first round on Tuesday after he lost to 18-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets.
According to media reports, the players' management has called for a five-year contract with 25 million euros per year.
Every Bayern player has to forget his ego and act smartly as everyone will need a break now, he added. "Success is all about the players' contribution to the team."
The Celta captain opened the scoring from Nolito's pass after 15 minutes in an entertaining match which saw Celta play some impressive football.
Barcelona sit out the first two weeks of La Liga after playing in the quarterfinals of last season's Champions League, and so far the only new faces at the Camp Nou are teenage forward Pedri, Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao and midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who arrives as part of a deal which saw Arthur Melo move to Juventus.
The Kazakh Super League runners-up evened the score two minutes before halftime, as Brazilian star Vagner Love found the net after an accurate pass from captain Gafurzhan Suyumbayev.