In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
The other game on Tuesday saw powerhouse Guangzhou defeat Shenzhen 2-0 thanks to aggressiveness by Brazilian midfielder Jose Paulo Bezzera Maciel Junior who opened the scoring in the 27th minute and contributed an accurate pass to seal the win in the 53rd minute. Enditem
"There wasn't a gap and if you use your elbows to open it up, I think it's completely against the rules," Van Aert said.
WTT Macao will feature 16 of the world's best male and 16 of the world's best female paddlers. Participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
Oscar Maritu (R) of Shijiazhuang Ever Bright vies with Zhang Chenglin of Wuhan Zall during the 10th round match between Wuhan Zall and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
Xu and Melichar are now both one win away from the first Grand Slam women's doubles title for each of them. Xu was a women's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 2019, while Melichar was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2018. Melichar does have a Grand Slam mixed doubles title, winning that event alongside Alexander Peya of Austria at that same 2018 Wimbledon.
West Ham struggled last season and look like they could have problems this time as well after losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle United, who took the points with goals from new signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks. Hendricks, who arrived from Burnley, had not had a shot on target since November before his goal four minutes from time. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The unsolved future of David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara is causing anxiety for 2020 treble winners Bayern Munich.
The former Chelsea football star will assist the substantive manager Pederson Flemmings in the upcoming season in Denmark.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad/Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the women's doubles final at the US Open on Wednesday.
Shenzhen took an early lead in the fourth minute, when John Mary hit the ball into the net after receiving a volley pass from Gao Lin. The Cameroonian striker added his second goal six minutes later thanks to a critical mistake made by Henan defender Han Xuan.