Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho made it 2-0 for the defending champions in the 25th minute when another naturalized player Fei Nanduo, known as Fernandinho in Brazil, saw his shot parried by Henan goalkeeper Wu Yan, and the ball rebounded to the feet of Paulinho, who tapped it in.
BOGOTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Everton midfielder James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao are poised to return to Colombia's national team for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile next month, head coach Carlos Queiroz said on Friday.
"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and even stranger to come up against you on the pitch... I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult not to continue to share every day with you both on the pitch and away from it," the Argentinean wrote.
The pay-tv stations covering the game, Sky and DZAN, announced they would not be sending reporters to Budapest but instead would commentate on the game from Germany.
"We have very encouraging news about the development of vaccines," he said, adding that experts they talked to have "unanimously" agreed that vaccines will be available at the beginning of next year and in "considerable" doses.
Semedo's departure leaves Barcelona needing to sign a right back, as the only player in their first team squad currently able to play in that position is Sergi Roberto, who also plays in midfield.
Lokomotiv also have the advantage that the season in Georgia is more advanced than in Spain and they currently lie in fifth position in their domestic league with four wins, four draws and three defeats from 11 matches.
In Sunday's only other fixture, Vasco da Gama missed the chance to stay in touch with leaders Atletico Mineiro after a 1-0 defeat at Coritiba. Robson Fernandes struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.
Flick admitted, "We're not yet at our highest level." At the same time, the coach is aware that they possibly won't reach it this season, especially when competitions are in the final stages. Enditem
Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is the most expensive keeper in the world after joining from Athletic Club in 2018.