Zhao defeated amateur Oliver Brown 3-0 in the group opener and went on to beat Nigel Bond 3-1. The world no. 29 secured his top position in the group despite a loss to Liam Highfield 3-0, as the other three players of his group drew with each other in their encounters.
"We played too passive and were not aggressive enough in the tackles," Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said. Enditem
From then on, Arsenal were firmly in control, and took the lead in the 8th minute when Alex Lacazette bundled home from close range.
WARSAW, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- English Championship side Derby County announced on Wednesday that the club has signed one of the most talented Polish wingers, Kamil Jozwiak, from Lech Poznan.
Puig, whose performances were one of the few positives in Barca's disappointing end to last season and who looked as if he was going to play a major role in the new season, was left in the stands for the club's traditional pre-season Joan Gamper friendly against Elche on Saturday night.
RB Leipzig will take on Mainz in front of 8,500 fans on the stands, while Eintracht Frankfurt is allowed to play with a 6,500 crowd against league newcomer Arminia Bielefeld. Borussia Dortmund is aiming for 10,000 spectators in its encounter against Moenchengladbach.
"The result didn't meet my expectation. I was just not in right tempo," Xie commented.
"I spoke to him yesterday (Friday) before training; I think that the young players have to play regularly and that is what I told him," Koeman commented, adding that the same went for Carles Alena and new signing Pedri.
ROME, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the Italian Open finals on Sunday.
In Chilean capital Santiago, Colo-Colo defeated Uruguay's Penarol 2-1 while Brazil's Santos were held to a goalless home draw by Paraguayan side Olimpia. Enditem
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.