The 31-year-old midfielder, who stands 1.92-meter tall, had played as a CA Osasuna player between the 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 season, scored five goals and contributed four assists for the Spanish La Liga side.
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.
Jackie Nakiyingi, another sports fan, argues that recent wins are a testimony that Uganda has potential to do even better.
"It's all or nothing," Thiem said. "It's going to be a completely open match. I'm really looking forward to that. We have such a great friendship and rivalry. It's amazing that we're going to face each other in a Grand Slam final."
Luneng pulled one goal back in the 85th minute as Evergrande's goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo's howler allowed Wu Xinghan to score a follow-up.
Tuchel's team will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
Alex Teixeira (R) of Jiangsu Suning breaks through during the 11th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated their respective opponents on Friday to reach the US Open men's singles final.
Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
The progression into the next round was a stiff piece of work for Eintracht Frankfurt, who sewed up a hard earned 2-1 victory over third division club 1860 Munich.