Midfielder Unai Lopez scored twice as Athletic Club Bilbao won 2-1 away to Eibar.
The difficult negotiations with David Alaba are creating an unpleasant atmosphere. Bayern is said to have made an offer below the defenders demands and is risking losing one of its cornerstones in 2021 for free.
Sevilla came back from a goal down to get their season underway with a 3-1 win away to Cadiz.
In women's singles actions, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams survived a topsy-turvy opening set to ultimately ease past fellow American Kristie Ahn, 7-6(2), 6-0 to advance. Enditem
"Nothing else," he noted. "In every practice, I asked them to fight, play strong defence and play smart in offense. This gave us the result in the second quarter."
Also on Saturday, Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille, still struggling for a win, was held by Metz 1-1 at home.
The Chinese quartet of Chen, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu and Wang Yidi will appear in the women's singles competition, while Japan has the same number of athletes on the list, namely Ito, Ishikawa, Miu Hirano and Hitomi Sato.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Durban, South Africa will host the 2023 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals according an announcement made at the ITTF's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, the first ever virtually conducted AGM in the table tennis governing body's history.
Ronald Koeman saw his reign as Barca coach get off to a flying start on Sunday when Ansu Fati led them to an easy 4-0 win at home to Villarreal, with all four goals coming before the break.
BERLIN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Losing treble-winning coach Hansi Flick might still be a far-off nightmare for Bayern Munich fans.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem