As rumors speak of Bayern having lost the race for their main right-back target Sergino Dest (Ajax) against Barcelona due to a better offer from the Spaniards, tensions have increased around the reigning German champions.
Real Madrid entertain Valladolid and Atletico Madrid travel to Huesca on Wednesday, while FC Barcelona visit Celta Vigo on Thursday night. Enditem
In Wednesday's other quarterfinals, Jiangsu smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-20), Tianjin crushed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), and Shandong beat Fujian 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19). Enditem
Icardi found the target in each half thanks to two assists from French international Kylian Mbappe.
Both teams created and missed chances in the first half and made life a little easier in the season, with no one breaking the deadlock.
Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa celebrates his goal during a Serie A soccer match between FC Inter and Fiorentina in Milan, Italy, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
Midfielder Tony Kroos was confirmed to have torn his left gluteus maximum muscle on Monday and will miss Wednesday's game and the following weekend's trip to face Levante in Valencia.
Bayern responded well but still lacked in penetration to overcome Hoffenheim's defense. To make things worse, Hoffenheim doubled their advantage eight minutes later as Munas Dabbur capitalized on a misplaced clearance from Benjamin Pavard to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the far post corner.
Dubbed #RESTART, the series will witness a return of international table tennis events after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the goal, Real Madrid had to thank keeper Thibaut Courtois for the win after the Belgian made a series of impressive saves.
"(I'm) struggling to walk so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," she added.