"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem
Rodriguez moved to Madrid from French side AS Monaco in 2014 after claiming the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot with his six goals at that year's competition in Brazil. He also spent two years on loan to German giants Bayern Munich from 2017 to 2019.
La Liga issued a communique on August 30th, supporting FC Barcelona's assertion that the player would have to pay that quantity if he wants to leave the club (as he has stated he wants to do), while Messi's camp insist that a clause in the deal means the 33-year-old can leave for nothing this summer.
"I love football and I want to engage in football-related work," says Xie, who won Gansu's 4th Middle School Sports Meeting championship.
Inter Milan midfielder Barella headed home in first-half stoppage time after receiving a long pass from Ciro Immobile, with the goal enough for Italy to clinch three points in Amsterdam.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem
Messi failed to appear for routine PCR tests on August 20 ahead of Barca's return to training, and did not attend any of the sessions under new coach Ronald Koeman.
Wuhan's 23-year-old bench goalkeeper Wang Zhifeng kept a clean sheet in the second half, and might become a start in the future together with Dong, who joined Wuhan from Hebei China Fortune.
The ITTF Women's World Cup features 20 athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world rankings from the other continents (Asia and Oceania). For each World Cup event, there will be maximum of two players per association. Enditem
In Thursday's only other match, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Gremio thanks to goals either side of half-time from Patric Cabral and Iago Maidana. Pepe pegged a late goal back for the hosts. Enditem
According to Du Zuofeng, deputy director of the Co-Host Cities Department of the organizers, the online activities (launched in July as part of the two-year countdown celebration) which encouraged people to upload their exercising record, was a big hit, engaging 310,000 people nationwide with a total of 21.72 million kilometers covered.