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Lewandowski double rescues draw for Bayern in season opener

Saturday, 2019-08-17 07:25:00
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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v Hertha BSC - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - August 16, 2019 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski shoots at goal. (Reuters)
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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scored twice to save the champions' blushes as they had to come from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga season opener on Friday (Aug 16).

* Lyon forwards Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele both scored twice to guide their side to a 6-0 drubbing of Angers in France's Ligue 1 on Friday (Aug 16).

* Luis Suarez joined Lionel Messi on the sidelines on Friday (Aug 16) after injuring his calf during Barcelona's opening game of the season against Athletic Bilbao. Suarez hobbled off in the 37th minute against Bilbao, leaving Barca without their two premium strikers for the start of the defence of their La Liga title.

* Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt, the former world number one said.

* Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday (Aug 16) dismissed media reports that claimed Alexis Sanchez was keen on leaving the Premier League club before the European transfer window shuts next month.

* Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is doubtful for Saturday's Premier League trip to Southampton after sustaining a freak injury while celebrating their UEFA Super Cup victory over Chelsea, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday (Aug 16).

* Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen is in contention to start Saturday's Premier League clash at Manchester City but doubts remain if he will stay at the club beyond the European transfer deadline, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

* Real Madrid's preparations for the new season hit an untimely snag as marquee signing Eden Hazard was ruled out of Saturday's La Liga season opener against Celta Vigo after sustaining a muscle injury in Friday's training session.

* Norwich City midfielder Onel Hernandez faces a minimum of three months out after falling on his knee at home and suffering a lateral meniscus tear, manager Daniel Farke said on Friday.

* Joseph Tsai, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has made a deal to purchase full control of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets from Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, the club announced Friday (Aug 16).

* World Cup winner Steven Nzonzi has joined Galatasary on loan from Roma, the Italian club announced on Friday (Aug 16). Midfielder Nzonzi, 30, who played five times during France's campaign in Russia in 2018, made 39 appearances for the Stadio Olimpico side last season.

* Barcelona's record signing Philippe Coutinho is set to move to Bayern Munich on loan for the remainder of the season, the Spanish champions said on Friday. The Brazil midfielder travelled with Barca to their opening La Liga game of the season against Athletic Bilbao but was left out of the matchday squad.

* Italian Felice Gimondi, one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours, has died at the age of 76 after suffering a heart attack while swimming in Sicily on Friday.

Reuters, CNA