The Spanish press reported on Saturday that the Welsh international is carrying an injury that sidelined him for a month, but Bale made no reference to that in his first interview.
The club again has put its future in the hands of brilliant but inexperienced up-and-coming players.
The Chinese national women's volleyball championship will be held from September 23 to October 2 in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong province. A total of 13 teams will play in two groups in the round-robin preliminaries with the top four finishers from each pool to qualify for the knock-out stage. Enditem
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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.
Hoffenheim defended deep in the hope of protecting their narrow lead to the final whistle, but it didn't work out as Cologne substitute Dominick Drexler tapped home a rebound from close range to restore parity in the 88th minute.
The aggregate winner will qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
ASUNCION, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The South American 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin next month despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the region's football governing body CONMEBOL said on Tuesday.
"My wish is to improve my personal best, but this will be my first event of the season, so I don't know what awaits me ahead but I'm promising impressive results," said Sawe, who holds Kenya's national record of 2.25m.
The 33-year-old Serb now faces a semifinal against Casper Ruud of Norway, who beat fourth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
"We had more rest time than other teams. This will benefit us for the match against Al Shorta," Namjoo Motlagh was quoted as saying.
Bakambu and Augusto helped Beijing grab another score by exchanging their roles in the 46th minute. Bakambu converted a header with the assist of Augusto to make it 2-1.