"Nothing else," he noted. "In every practice, I asked them to fight, play strong defence and play smart in offense. This gave us the result in the second quarter."
1: Barca still has work to do
BERLIN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund returned to winning ways and secured its second win of the season after Erling Haaland provided a brace to see off Freiburg 4-0 in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Regarding Bayern's strategy, he said, the club's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic might have been surprised by the pandemic's effects.
The "Eisernen" made a perfect start on home soil as Christopher Lenz tested Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner in the early stages, before Max Kruse nodded home his debut goal after Sheraldo Becker's pinpoint cross to the far post in the 13th minute.
Wuhan and Jiangsu were placed second and third in the league's championship group before Tuesday's third-round matches, and both teams needed to secure their place in the top two after this round to reach the league final.
TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Mahmoud Fekri was named Iran's Esteghlal soccer team head coach on Monday, the Tehran Times daily reported.
The transfer will see Marcone reunite with Elche boss Jorge Almiron, who was Marcone's manager at Argentina's Lanus in 2016 and 2017.
Alvaro Ordiozola will continue at right back after Dani Carvajal suffered a knee injury on Friday that will sideline him for a couple of months, while Ferland Mendy will likely return on the left after being rested in the narrow midweek win at home to Valladolid.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang shook off an early challenge from Wuhan and cruised to an 84-61 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.