Liverpool waited 30 years before Jurgen Klopp steered them to glory last season and the 18-point margin of victory, (which would probably have been bigger if they had not relaxed in the closing weeks of the campaign) means everyone else has a lot of catching up to do if they want to overtake Klopp's men.
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Thursday.
Things were not looking good for Dunajska Streda as the visitors from Ruzomberok took the lead through Ladislav Almasi's goal in the 20th minute when the young striker capitalized on a great one-touch pass by Matus Kmet. The referee sent Dunajska Streda's Janik Muller off the pitch after two fouls in quick succession moments later.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
The hosts remained unimpressed and flabbergasted Hoffenheim with the equalizer at the hour mark when Kevin Freiberger controlled a pinpoint cross from Paul Milde to beat Baumann with a turn and shoot from 10 meters.
BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund progressed into the second round of the German Cup after moving 5-0 past third division outfit Duisburg on Monday.
"I consider New York my second home, I really love the atmosphere, even though sadly there are no people here, I really feel this court really suits me well," Osaka said.
However, first Gabriel Paulista and then Maxi Gomez levelled the scores and two goals late in the second half from Manu Vallejo gave Valencia a win that will help raise morale around the Mestalla Stadium.
Hoeness said no Bayern player would be rewarded beyond the best earners Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski.