"This is unbelievable, standing here in Paris on the top of the podium. I never thought I would be here," he added.
DOHA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Al-Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia became the first team to reach the 2020 AFC Champions League round of 16, with a late Marko Marin goal earning them a 1-0 win over Iraq's Al-Shorta in Group A on Monday.
The Iranian Blues are scheduled to play Al Shorta on Sunday at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League. Enditem
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
In the other two games played on Saturday, Tianjin Teda entered the second round with a 2-0 win against Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Wuhan Zall secured a last 16 round position after defeating Hebei China Fortune 5-4 (tied 1-1 in 90 minutes) after the penalty shootout. Enditem
Following is the preliminary Argentina squad:
Both Bale and Reguilon are expected to take their medicals at the training ground with their contracts expected to be made official later in the day.
Puig, whose performances were one of the few positives in Barca's disappointing end to last season and who looked as if he was going to play a major role in the new season, was left in the stands for the club's traditional pre-season Joan Gamper friendly against Elche on Saturday night.
Marcio Barbosa pulled one back through a fabulous solo show in the 52nd minute. Dong Honglin scored an equalizer within one minute.
Some have questioned the need of the motion (which was presented the same day that Lionel Messi said he wanted to abandon FC Barcelona) given that the club will hold elections for a new president in March 2021 in which Bartomeu will not be able to stand. Enditem
Sharjah's chances of progressing to the next round now hang on their ability to collect three points in the reverse fixture on Friday.