Slovan Bratislava was looking for its first triumph of the season on home ice, but a meager 22 shots and a single goal scored were not going to cut it.
The 51-year-old coach replaced interim coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh on the Tehran-based team.
An excellent team performance from West Ham saw them rewarded with a surprise 3-0 win away over Leicester City, who had demolished Manchester City 5-2 a week ago.
Real Madrid have not made any signings in a summer when spending is down 65 percent overall in La Liga. Enditem
Banda's second and third goals in the 39th and 73rd minute helped Shanghai secure the second-round victory, despite Wuhan player Han Peng's free-kick goal in stoppage time of the first half and Beatriz Zaneratto Joao's header in the 80th minute.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The New York Red Bulls announced on Tuesday that the team has hired Austrian Gerhard Struber as their new coach.
Koeman's team looks faster, fitter and hungrier, with Philippe Coutinho getting involved and Leo Messi smiling again. There is a question mark over the lack of central defenders and with Clement Lenglet suspended against Sevilla on Sunday that looks to be their main weakness.
Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
"I need to improve my physical condition and experience," she told Xinhua, after finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Shanxi.
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.