Stoppila Sunzu (R) of Shijiazhuang Ever Bright competes during the 11th round match between Tianjin Teda 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. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
Bremen needed 30 minutes to gain a foothold into the game as Joshua Sargent tested Alexander Scholow with a long-range effort.
"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
Hoffenheim also started the Bundesliga season off with a victory after they overpowered Cologne 3-2 thank's to Kramaric's hattrick.
The Swede, who saw his 15-competition winning streak snapped last weekend, achieved his longest throw in the second round at the Sports Park Mladost, where a crowd of only 700 was allowed in amid public health concerns.
Real Madrid have only had one preparation game and although that saw them brush past Getafe, there have to be some doubts over match fitness. Meanwhile Eden Hazard is unlikely to play, while by the time the match kicks off both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon will probably have joined Tottenham.
The Chinese national women's volleyball championship will be held from September 23 to October 2 in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong province. A total of 13 teams will play in two groups in the round-robin preliminaries with the top four finishers from each pool to qualify for the knock-out stage. Enditem
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem
Rachier, who also doubles as the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chairman added he was waiting for the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) ruling but the judgment delivered on Tuesday had left Gor 'in limbo'.
The 79,000-seat Maracana, which hosted the World Cup deciders in 1950 and 2014, was this month described as having the worst playing surface in Brazil by Flamengo vice-president Marcos Braz.
"In most operational aspects, FIFA will allow flexibility in relation to the match schedule and venues," read a CONMEBOL statement.