BRATISLAVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Slovan Bratislava's streak of bad luck in the European football competitions continues.
Serginho then turned from hero to villain when he received a second yellow card for scything down Carlos Eduardo two minutes from time.
Martinez will probably name the same starting 11 in Albania, with Roberto Soldado leading the attack and wingers Darwin Machis and Antonio Puertas providing pace on the break in front of a midfield consisting of new signing Luis Milla, Yangel Herrera and Angel Montoro.
"We are confident in the system," said Zhang Chi, head of the CBA's Player Development Department.
However, Slovan failed to defend the fragile lead and the home team managed to tie things up in the final minute of overtime, forcing a penalty shootout.
Cologne had the worst possible start on home soil as Jonas Hector's return pass was intercepted by Kramaric, who kept his cool and nutmegged goalkeeper Timo Horn for the opener with only three minutes gone.
Xie Wenjun (C) of Shanghai competes during the men's 110m hurdles final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem
The contract between Lawson and Fujian Sturgeons terminated at the end of the 2019-2020 CBA season in August, but the club based in southeast China have the priority to extend the contract. "We haven't signed him yet," noted the statement.
Dortmund's season opener this Saturday evening against Borussia Moenchengladbach might well deliver first impressions of how the top German league's 2020/21 story might end.
Sharjah's chances of progressing to the next round now hang on their ability to collect three points in the reverse fixture on Friday.