Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.
Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter said it was crucial to deliver the season ahead of two important global tournaments.
KUNMING, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese women's national football team, has expressed confidence that his team can beat South Korea in next year's qualifying playoff to secure a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.
Sichuan kept its double-figure margin during the ensuing three quarters, with its biggest lead at 30 points with two minutes left to play.
With the same three wins and one loss, both Beijing and Shanghai surpassed Inner Mongolia, which has won all its three games so far, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the tables after the league's fourth round was over.
Another game on Friday saw Henan rallied to the end and claimed a 95-90 victory over Zhejiang. Henan center Zhang Lingge scored a game-high 27 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Enditem
Israel missed a dramatic equalizer in the 92nd minute, as midfielder Manor Solomon's shot hit the post.
"I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams. But on the other hand, I have to do my way," Nadal said. "In terms of these records, of course, that I care. I am a big fan of the history of sport in general. But let's see what's going on when we finish our careers. We keep playing."
Having to play friendlies to earn money is embarrassing in the Bayern chairman's mind. He also said Loew has been put in a bad situation as he has to address economic demands. Football has been reduced to marketing and profits, he added. Enditem
In the last 10 minutes, North Macedonia's Goran Pandev and Gjoko Zajkov scored respectively to capture an important point for his team. Enditem
"As we didn't train together for quite a long time, we still suffered some problems on both the attacking and defending ends," she noted.