As the match progressed, Wolfsburg assumed control and Joao Victor should have marked the opener but instead of beating Leverkusen custodian Lukas Hradecky with a well-placed shot, he tried to round Hradecky, who was on guard to defuse the situation in the 74th minute.
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.
3. Reality check for Valencia while Aspas marches on
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The third round of matches in Spain's Liga Santander sees FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and newly promoted Elche finally make their league debuts, while Real Madrid travel to play one of the in-form teams at the start of the season.
Even though Hertha was on the front foot, it was the visitor who tripled the lead out of the blue in the 70th minute when Rode had time and space to curl the ball from the edge of the box into the top left corner.
According to the meeting, tests events for Beijing 2022 will be held behind closed-doors with athletes, media, organizers, service staff and other involving personnel through closed-loop management. Pandemic prevention measures will be carried out inside the venues and in surrounding areas with routine venue disinfection, temperature checks and nucleic acid tests in place.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.
Chengdu broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute with a low drive from Serbian forward Nikola Djurdjic at close range to make it 1-0.
With their largest-ever win in the AFC Champions League, Sharjah could reach the Round of 16 for the first time in their history if they win against Persepolis in their last game, while Al Taawoun's fate is now out of their hands as they need a win against Al Duhail and a draw between Sharjah and Persepolis to qualify.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- With a hat-trick from Polish midfielder Adrian Mierzejewski, Chongqing Lifan cruised into the championship race after a 4-1 victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
Wolfsburg thought they had opened the scoring at the hour mark but Admir Mehmedi's goal was ruled offside. Meanwhile, Leverkusen tested Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels through Moussa Diaby, who unleashed a shot from nine meters in the 64th minute.