MADRID, Sept 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese owned La Liga outfit Granada look to keep their dreams of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League alive on Thursday when they entertain Lokomotiv Tiflis in the third qualifying round of the competition.
In Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo recorded their seventh draw in 10 matches this season after a goalless affair with Santos at the Olympic stadium. The result left Botafogo 18th and Santos seventh.
In his two years at Camp Nou, the Chilean midfielder has added another league winner's medal to his collection, making it an incredible eight leagues in row in three different countries.
The result at the Beira-Rio stadium meant Gremio jumped to second in the group's standings, equal on points with Internacional but with an inferior goal difference.
Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante a week ago was a morale boost to a club that has internal problems and lost key players over the summer. However, Javi Gracia's side received a reality check on Saturday when they were outplayed by Celta Vigo, who beat them 2-1 with two goals from club captain Iago Aspas.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Romain Alessandrini scored twice as Qingdao Huanghai swept Tianjin Teda 3-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Shanghai SIPG secured the top spot of Suzhou Division with a 1-0 victory over Beijing Guoan Friday evening.
America de Cali forward Aldair Rodriguez, Deportivo Municipal midfielder David Dioses and Cesar Vallejo midfielder Raziel Garcia were named on a 30-man list that is expected to be pruned in the coming days.
Seventh-placed Marseille needed a late header from substitute Valere Germain to clinch a 1-1 home draw with Lille in the latest match of the day. Brazilian forward Luiz Araujo helped Lille take the lead at the start of the second half and could have doubled it when his effort hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
Germain's header in the 85th minute, which was set up by a corner from Morgan Sanson, avoided a second straight home defeat for last season's runners-up. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen started their seasons with a goalless draw after sharing the spoils in the final game of the first round of the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Manchester United's first Premier League game of the season ended in a shock 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday as Old Trafford old boy, Wilfred Zaha scored twice against his former club.