The defender was then shown a direct red card in the 67th minute for bringing down Luka Jovic, when the striker looked to be through on goal to leave Betis with 10 men.
PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- World Number 1 Novak Djokovic dominated his first round match at the French Open on Tuesday, sweeping aside Sweden's Mikael Ymer 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 in just 98 minutes.
Barbosa was forced off with an ankle injury at half-time, and his replacement Henrique took his chance by netting twice in the space of 20 minutes.
Messi was in the headlines on Wednesday after an interview in which he apologized to Barca fans for requesting to leave the club over the summer saying he "accepted" his "error" in an attempt to bring some further calm after a difficult few months at the club.
"It was beyond my imagination. I had thought the best result would be around 55.8 seconds," said Zhang.
While Barca's pre-season was all about veteran players leaving and Leo Messi wanting to leave the club, their league debut at home to Villarreal was all about Ansu Fati. The 18-year-old was at the heart of nearly all the good things his side did in the first half as they went 4-0 up in just 45 minutes to assure Ronald Koeman a placid debut as coach. He scored the first two goals with an exhibition of cool finishing and then provoked the penalty which Messi slotted away to make it 3-0.
After a devastating 18-game winless run, Manuel Baum has been appointed the Royal Blues new head coach with former Schalke performer Naldo as assistant coach. Both signed a contract until June 30, 2022.
Yan Yuxiang from Shandong took first place in the men's 200m butterfly in 2:00.18, with Tianjin's Wu Guangshuai and Hunan's Wang Kecheng rounding out the top three.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday because of an Achilles injury.
Salihamidzic seems to be facing a Herculean challenge to not only find a back-up for spearhead Lewandowski, an additional midfielder and a suitable full-back.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada have to put Sunday's disastrous performance away to Atletico Madrid behind them if they are to book a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday evening.