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Fourth-seeded Matteo Berrettini outlasted Stefano Travaglia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) in an all-Italian contest to reach the last eight.
Bale returns to the club he left to join Madrid in 2013 for a then-world record transfer fee of over 110 million U.S. dollars.
"I was the European champion and I was so confident but Lang Ping changed my attitude. She came to the dressing room and she said that no matter what I won in the past, I should just focus on the future. She helped me," added the former Vicenza Volley player.
Along with fellow new boy Allan, the Colombian was lively throughout and the Toffees fully deserved their win, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's thumping header proving decisive.
Up to 20,000 fans will be allowed to enter the 79,000-capacity Maracana Stadium for Flamengo's home match against Athletico Paranaense in Brazil's Serie A on October 4.
"We had more rest time than other teams. This will benefit us for the match against Al Shorta," Namjoo Motlagh was quoted as saying.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's 23-year-old Zhao Xintong secured a place in the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after finishing his first stage group matches with two wins and one loss in Milton Keynes, England on Thursday.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's Xiao Guodong eased into the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after claiming two victories and one draw on Friday.