Farias will be without key names from Bolivar and Jorge Wilstermann after officials from both clubs asked that their players be released from national duty to concentrate on the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition.
Rafael Nadal hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Italian Stefano Travaglia at French Open in Paris on Oct. 2, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
In the men's 1,500m race, world leader Cheruiyot fought off compatriot Kumari Taki in a fierce home straight brawl to take the win in three minutes and 34.31 seconds in front of 2000 spectators that were allowed the entry under COVID-19 control protocols.
New arrival Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner after the break as the Spaniard unleashed a missile into the net with both power and precision.
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
Meanwhile Alaves has managed just one draw and suffered three defeats under new coach Pablo Machin, whose three-man defense has so far failed to work. The club from Vitoria is not known for being patient with its coaches and the fact it is the club's centenary season only adds to the pressure. The coach that loses this game on Sunday could lose more than three points. Enditem
"I can't get to sleep last night because I was so excited," The 43-year-old swimming fanatic said. "And I was not the only one - every one of our online group was awake late at night, cheering each other up for today's event."
With the result, Union Berlin move up to third place in the standings, while Mainz stay 17th after suffering their third straight defeat of the new season.
"The Porto footballer is prevented from joining the squad due to the protocols and sanitary regulations established by local authorities in Portugal," read an FCF statement.
"Chile is always a very difficult opponent. Every time a new qualifying tournament begins there are different expectations. I'm seeing some new faces and also a few old ones. There are several players that have already had a lot of international experience," he added. Enditem
Xinjiang registered a balanced stat sheet in offense with five players scoring in the double figures, led by Han Xu's 13 points and 10 rebounds.