Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.
Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl called his club's group exciting "as we face Europe's top dogs." Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann might face the biggest challenge to repeat his side's semifinal performance last season, with key figures Timo Werner and Patrik Schick having left the club. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Ansu Fati scored twice and won a penalty with a magnificent first half performance as FC Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0 in Ronald Koeman's debut as Barca coach.
Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
Taizhou equalized at the beginning of the second half as Zhang Yang netted in the 52nd minute.
With the result, Hoffenheim capture the top spot with two wins from two games whereas Bayern Munich slip to the 7th position after suffering their first loss in 2020.
Elsewhere, last season's fourth-placed side Lazio enjoyed a 2-0 away win over Cagliari with goals from Manuel Lazzari and Ciro Immobile.
Kramaric had another chance on target in the closing stages of the first half but Neuer was on guard and kept his team in the game with a diving save.
Beijing's Qi Yu stepped up by contributing a game-high 19 points, including seven in the opening period.
Selby revealed that one of his targets this season is to get to number one in the world rankings.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) revealed that the second phase matches would be played in a two-legged knockout format, with the CSL's 16 teams divided into a championship group (Final A) and a relegation group (Final B).