RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Flamengo struck three goals in 20 second-half minutes to set up a 3-1 victory over Athletico Paranaense on Sunday, their first Brazilian Serie A win in almost a month.
Although Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper Adrian was at fault for the opening goal, Villa picked holes time-after-time in the Liverpool back line and could have had an eighth when Watkins hit the bar in the last minute.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
He added that the dominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, given that the team have won nine out of 11 editions of the Women's African Cup of Nations competitions held so far. Enditem
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.
"I did not want to travel far and decided to enjoy my vacation in a more leisurely way," she said. "Kart racing helps me releave the pressure of work."
Real Madrid faces a tricky visit to play Levante on Sunday evening and there is a feeling that coach Zinedine Zidane still doesn't know what his strongest eleven is. The Frenchman is handicapped by the loss of Eden Hazard, but in attack Zidane has steered away from playing Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic together to using Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo as wingers behind a lone forward.
Bierhoff demanded successful games to strengthen team spirit and fan identification. The 1996 European Champion said a real lift in mood is needed to travel down the road to the 2021 European Championship. Enditem
In the women's action, Iga Swiatek, who shocked top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round, continued her momentum by dispatching Italy's qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 to become the first Polish woman to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros in the open era, one round further than former world No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska.
"We haven't played for a long time. We played a bit tight today, but took our chance at last," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
The 31-year-old, who is to face No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the next match, also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.