"It is a good start to the Bundesliga season but most importantly, we won today. I am of course delighted that I was able to help my team with a goal," Hertha defender Pekarik said.
"The cap is an achievement for the league, but it's far from perfect," said Zhang.
Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante was a major boost for Javi Gracia's side after a difficult summer and they will look to keep that positive feeling going even though Gracia continues to ask the board for new signings.
"World Table Tennis was born, as the times require, and predictably, this is the perfect opportunity to create great value for the sport, and to demonstrate the true value of the top players and fans," he stated.
Marco Cecchinato of Italy labored to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and is set to meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.
Qian Jiegei (R) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Wen Yongjun of Guangzhou R&F during the first round match between Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Guangzhou R&F at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
Brazilian forward Alan Kardec was awarded a special jersey to commemorate his 100th CSL appearance in Chongqing before the match.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
Depending on local rules and arena capacity, the number of fans will differ.
"I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career. I will close this chapter in this wonderful football club where I have grown as a player for seven years... Triumphs, joys and also hard times but what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with the club, a history and a culture," he commented. Enditem
James Rodriguez then put Everton in front, shortly before receiving a hand in the face from West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs, who was sent off for his trouble.