More than other clubs, Schalke has suffered from games behind closed doors. "Schalke is a club with a very close connection to its enthusiastic fans. To play without them feels strange," he commented.
"Teammates, coaches and management in Beijing, they are quite nice to me, but I still have a dream of playing in the NBA."
Meanwhile the fixtures between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Elche, and Levante and Atletico Madrid have been postponed because of Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico and Elche's late finishes to last season and they will now be played in December.
Hertha opened the scoring as Peter Pekarik had time and space to nod home Maximilian Mittelstadt's pinpoint cross in the 42nd minute.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
XI'AN, China, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese powerhouses Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG are through to the Chinese Football Association(CFA) Cup last 16 round on Saturday.
With more eyes on the league last season, the commercial value of the product increased considerably. On the other hand, this rapid commercial growth has also led to a significant increase in player salaries, which has begun to put pressure on the finances of clubs.
ROME, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins on Friday.
Elsewhere, Villarreal came back from a goal down to take their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at home to Eibar.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.