The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
During the 18-round campaign, teams face lung-busting altitude, scorching tropical heat, long-haul flights between many cities and passionate fans that make stadiums such as Argentina's La Bombonera or Brazil's Maracana among the world's most inhospitable venues for opponents.
TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team will play a friendly match with Uzbekistan on Thursday, local media reported on Monday.
A win for Barca would carry the positive feeling into the international break, but Sevilla will also look at this game as the chance to show they are title outsiders this season. Enditem
BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Meizhou Hakka clinched an upset victory over Guizhou Hengfeng, making the promotion an extravagant hope for the former Chinese Super League team in the seventh round of China League One, the second-tier football league in China.
Other goalkeepers in Queiroz's squad for the matches are Camilo Vargas, Alvaro Montero and Aldair Quintana.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
"I have to improve my control of the game in crunch time," Fang admitted. "It requires time, and I cannot worry about it too much. For every game, I have to prepare well beforehand and draw some experience after it to march forward, step by step."
"We played a bit tight at the start as it was our first game, but we never gave up, and finally won the game," Li said.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
Zhengzhou, in Henan province, will again host the final ITTF event of the year after 2019, as the 2020 ITTF Finals will return to the Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Center from November 19 to 22.