Zidane was without Marco Asensio, Isco and Eden Hazard against Real Sociedad, and if fit, that trio would give him more attacking options. Both Hazard and Asensio began training with the group towards the end of the week, and though neither is likely to be fit enough to start, they could take up a place on the bench.
His agent Oliver Fischer announced the player wouldn't accept the club's decision and may take legal action to be allowed to return to regular training. According to Fischer, Szalai refuses to leave the club.
The Rubronegro reported 11 positive cases in their traveling squad after losing to Independiente 5-0 in Quito last Thursday. They beat Barcelona 2-1 in Guayaquil on Tuesday despite being forced to field a team mostly comprising reserves.
Leipzig started their 58th Bundesliga season with a win and will face Bayer Leverkusen in the second round on Saturday. Enditem
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Mexico and Guatemala will meet in an international friendly next week, marking the first fixture this year for both teams, the Mexican football federation (FMF) said on Wednesday.
The first half saw Granada in complete control of the game, although the visitors defended stoutly. When the home side had a sniff of goal, it was kept at bay by young goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
More than 1,600 participants from over 10 countries and regions have attended the event since its establishment in 2018. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Greenland Shenhua ended its winless streak in the Chinese Super League here on Thursday after beating Guangzhou R&F 2-0 in Group A.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro failed to make the top eight spot after losing 3-1 to Shenzhen FC in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
Messi's fresh attack comes after he was forced into a U-turn following his request to leave Barca this summer, but issued a communique accusing club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu of going back on his promise to allow him to leave.
"You just learn how to deal with the situations that you're in. Obviously I've been in immense pressure situations. I've had people on the pitch whistling in the stadium to me."