Bifouma (R) of Shenzhen FC shoots during the first round match between Jiangsu Suning and Shenzhen FC of CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
As expected, head coach Tite also called up Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Marquinhos, Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.
The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Reds with a reported fee of 20 million pounds (about 25.8 million US dollars) for four years to become the club's second signing of the summer transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
According to the FIVB, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent uncertainty regarding travel and fan attendance, they decided not to stage the 2020 edition of the event.
Freiburg seems in trouble as the brave-hearts have not only lost their goalie Alexander Schwolow (Hertha), defender Robin Koch (Leeds) and striker Luca Waldschmidt (Benfica).
Li Shenglong's fantastic diving header threw SIPG into the second round after collecting Civanildo Souza (Hulk)'s corner kick.
Marcio Barbosa pulled one back through a fabulous solo show in the 52nd minute. Dong Honglin scored an equalizer within one minute.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
The next 20 minutes were dominated by Brest, but Maccabi's defense stopped all the visitors' attempts.
Arsenal will host West Ham United in their second match of the 2020/21 Premier League on Saturday.