Meanwhile the arrival of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini at Betis promises the stability that has been missing at the club in recent seasons and that alone should improve a team that underperformed last time around.
The Leverkusen midfielder is said to be going for a medical check this weekend before joining the Blues for 100 million euros. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador international midfielder Alan Franco scored two first-half goals as Atletico Mineiro beat Sao Paulo 3-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship on Thursday.
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
37-year-old Farah and his training partner and local athlete Bashir Abdi of Belgium both beat the previous world record of 21,285 meters set by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie back in 2007.
The under-23 striker Zhang proved his worth again in the 44th minute, as he tapped Jonathan Viera Ramos' cross home to add another goal for Guoan.
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
Leon are now a point clear of second-placed Cruz Azul, who will have the chance to regain top spot when they visit Atlas on Saturday.
European champion Laura Muir was unstoppable in the women's 1,500m, continuing her momentum following a big win in Oslo two weeks ago. The Briton clocked 3:58.24, followed by Sofia Ennaoui of Poland and Romania's Claudia Bobocea.
In the deciding game of mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang scored the narrow win against world No. 2 Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping 7-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11, sealing the victory for Ruichang.
"We are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table. This is a moment of immense joy for all members of the international table tennis family," the Chinese table tennis legend noted.