The attacking midfielder will find it tough to break into Zidane's starting 11, but his departure was a blow to Real Sociedad. The Basque side acted quickly and the signing of veteran David Silva to replace Odegaard looks like a smart move, although the former Manchester City man will probably have to settle for a place on the bench after testing positive for COVID-19 on the same day he was presented by the club.
Clubs from 13 (of 16) federal German states will play home games under the new conditions this weekend as the top three football tiers start their new season.
Top seed Djokovic labored for two hours to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 against German qualifier Dominik Koepfer.
The 10th seed, the oldest in the Rome Masters draw at 35, lost 6-0, 7-6 (2) to Musetti who is ranked 249th in the world.
However, speaking to Xinhua on Wednesday, Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier, said the record 19-time domestic league winners were focused on signing new players whilst ensuring their players keep fit in small groups as COVID-19 protocols dictate.
Italian wildcard Jasmine Paolini beat Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with top seed Simona Halep of Romania. Enditem
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Saket Elhami, the head coach of Iran's Tractor soccer team, has been banned from all related activities for three months, the Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
"I spoke to him yesterday (Friday) before training; I think that the young players have to play regularly and that is what I told him," Koeman commented, adding that the same went for Carles Alena and new signing Pedri.
"I want to tell you that I've decided not to return to the Beijing Ducks this year. It is the toughest decision that I've made in my life," Lin said in a video posted on Chinese social network Weibo.
The "BVB" smoothed the way for their win with three first-half goals, while Dominic Volkmer's red card before half-time left Duisburg hopeless.