The question of how to stop the 2013 and 2020 treble winning Bavarians remains unanswered. Most competitors expect the coach Hansi Flick's team to repeat.
With Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng as possible departure candidates, until the transfer window is closed on October 5, Flick demands replacements.
"Our players are highly motivated to beat their opponents on Sunday. We are Esteghlal and can benefit from our previous experience in the competition," he added.
The two sides went into the game with a point separating them; with Al-Nassr in second place with four points needing a win to keep them at arm's length from third-placed Sepahan.
CONMEBOL said strict sanitary protocols would be adopted for the tournament, in accordance with requirements in each of the confederation's 10 member nations.
"The result didn't meet my expectation. I was just not in right tempo," Xie commented.
BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The official Weibo account of the Chinese Super League (CSL) released on Friday that the championship competition of the second phase of CSL will be hosted in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. While Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province, will launch the relegation fight.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman had a message for striker Luis Suarez after watching his side win a pre-season friendly 3-1 against Girona on Wednesday night.
Crouser unleashed a throw of 22.74m at his third attempt, beating his own meeting record of 22.28m set here in 2016.
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's 23-year-old Zhao Xintong secured a place in the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after finishing his first stage group matches with two wins and one loss in Milton Keynes, England on Thursday.
The second stage of CSL, scheduled from October 16 to November 12, adopts a two-legged knockout format with each team playing six games to decide their final rankings of the season.