"The truth is that for a while there has not been a project and there hasn't been anything. They have tried a juggling act and to paper over the cracks as things have happened," said Messi, who repeated his love for the club and insisted on his commitment in his final year at the Camp Nou. Enditem
Madrid claimed last season's title with an impressive run of results in the last 11 games of the season and with coach Zidane Zidane's options improved by returning loanees Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola (and perhaps Sergio Reguilon), he maintains a balanced squad, despite the likely departure of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez's move to England, neither of whom contributed much to their title win.
The home team had a great chance to even things up in the 30th minute when Eli Dasa's ball found an unmarked Eran Zahavi whose shot went wide of goal.
Banka said his focus is "absolutely" on the welfare of athletes, and that the anti-doping system that "has served clean athletes" must be protected.
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all. Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Cao Yunding's left-footed shot hit the post in the seventh minute. Shenzhen almost scored the opener in the last minutes going into the halftime break when Ole Selnaes' free kick was also denied by the crossbar.
"My major is Journalism and communications," Yang said, adding that she also wants to be a sports writer if she has the chance.
Organizers have also decided to allocate more prize money to the early losers to show support to players who have had a particularly difficult financial year amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Thailand has pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup finals 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday.
Ricciardo's teammate Esteban Ocon took eighth, with the second AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat and Perez rounding out the top ten.
"Our opponents played very well today. We were not decisive enough. In the deciding set, we tried to play our tactical discipline and not be influenced by our rivals. We made it," said Liu.
Stephens went up a double break to carve out a 5-2 lead and served out the opening set in just 38 minutes. But Williams began to raise her game and served much better in the second set, lifting her first-serve percentage from 50 to 76 percent. By breaking twice, Williams won the second set to level the match.