"Gerhard is a bright coach, and we're very pleased to welcome him to the club," said the team's head of sport Kevin Thelwell. "Gerhard's playing style and experience in youth development align with our philosophy and above all, as a person he fits into our culture. We look forward to him getting here and working together to achieve the goals we have set as a club."
Ruben Dias made his debut for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's team still needs to improve in defense to have any chance of battling for the title.
PARIS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Dimitri Payet scored but was shown a straight red card just two minutes later as Marseille managed to defend a 1-1 draw despite playing with 10 men for more than one hour in Sunday's Ligue 1 action.
The ITTF revealed that Zhu has pulled out of the Women's World Cup due to health issues. Sun is also scheduled to play at the 2020 ITTF Finals.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
Esteban Burgos scored from the penalty spot for Eibar after 28 minutes, only for Toni Villa to equalize for the home team eight minutes later. Marco Dmitrovic then saved a penalty, and even though Pape Diop was sent off for the second time this season with 18 minutes remaining, before Rodrigues' later header gave Eibar three vital points in injury time.
Alfaro was appointed Ecuador's head coach in August following the resignation of Jordi Cruyff.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dilana Dilxat scored 19 points to help Dongguan overcome Sichuan 78-71 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league, while Han Xu and Wang Lili paced Xinjiang to an easy 84-61 win over Wuhan on Monday.
Alba had to limp off in the 74th minute and was replaced by new signing Sergino Dest, who played on the left of the Barca defense, despite being right-footed.
Zhejiang's Shan Wanli made six 3-pointers on nine attempts to score a game-high 29 points. Wang Haimei chipped in with 13.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Slovak ice hockey premier league, known as the Tipos Extraliga, is still marred by the coronavirus pandemic with three out of 12 players testing positive and unable to participate.