"Competing against the likes of Muraz Barshim at the highest level has been a blessing to me, I have gained enormous experience and confidence in the last two years competing in Diamond League meetings," he said. Enditem
After suffering five defeats consecutively, Qingdao had no chance of being among the top eight in the next league session, although three games of the first session remain on the schedule.
At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
Rain grew heavier at night, causing trouble for every athlete, but Asian record holder Xie still showed his dominance in the men's 200m. The 27-year-old took the lead all the way, rushing to the finish line in 20.72 seconds.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery will be looking for more cohesion in attack and his side will be favorites against Eibar, whose first game of the season was a dull 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo.
More than other clubs, Schalke has suffered from games behind closed doors. "Schalke is a club with a very close connection to its enthusiastic fans. To play without them feels strange," he commented.
"It's completely normal that we have to make another step because other teams will make other steps as well," said Klopp in an interview with Sky Sports News.
The 23-year-old forward has signed a five-year contract with a reported transfer fee of 41 million pounds (52 million U.S. dollars).
This time, German sport is taking a step further, as all sports clubs are allowed to fill their halls or arenas to 20 percent capacity.
The season for the struggling 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart might end up in a secure midfield place if the league's youngest side (23.8 years on average) side can catch up with the Bundesliga's quality level. Enditem
The visitors caught a bright start to the second half though as Robin Quaison's perfectly timed through ball allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to halve the deficit against the run of the game in the 48th minute.