Coach Ronald Koeman had told the player, who turned 21 a month ago, that he didn't want him this season. Speaking after the game, which Barca won thanks to a solitary Antoine Griezmann goal, Koeman implied that the youngster would indeed be on his way out.
The Spanish team will now entertain the winner of the game between Locomotive Tbilisi and Dinamo Moskva next week in the penultimate qualifying round. Enditem
Clubs and fans complained about the different measures. Some spoke of unfair competition.
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hertha Berlin recovered from their first round German Cup exit to crush Werder Bremen 4-1, while Hoffenheim overpowered a resilient Cologne side 3-2 thanks to Andrej Kramaric's last-gasp goal in the opening round of the 2020/21 Bundesliga on Saturday.
"Hopefully we will renew our cooperation someday in the future. We are family as always," the club added.
The Spanish press reported on Saturday that the Welsh international is carrying an injury that sidelined him for a month, but Bale made no reference to that in his first interview.
According to the season's CSL rules, the best four teams from Group A and Group B will compete in the second session.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
Angelo Preciado, Gabriel Torres, Jairo Sanchez, and Beder Caicedo piled further misery on their opponents with second-half goals.
Marco Rose's men threw everyone up front but got caught flat-footed following a corner, as Sancho had a lot of green ahead and teed up for Haaland, who put the result beyond doubt after wrapping up his brace in the 78th minute.