Potential successors for Wagner don't seem to be queuing up at the outfit's headquarters, but there may well be a new coach installed if the run of defeats continues.
Optimism never seems to dry out for the Royal Blues, not even now, as many expect the club to react as they always do by sacking their coach and prepare to welcome coach number 11 since 2009. Enditem
Aerial photo taken on July 30, 2020 shows the construction site of the National Ski Jumping Center in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
Seven minutes before the break, Esteghlal went 2-0 ahead as Ghaedi sent a cross from the right flank into the far post for Ali Karimi who evaded his marker and converted a header.
Colin Chong, Everton FC's stadium development director noted that "the people of this city and region have helped shape our plans throughout this project. As we enter the conclusion of the planning phase of the project, our submission is the culmination of a significant amount of work and extreme care that ensures our stadium proposals not only enhance Bramley-Moore Dock but also the surrounding area. This is a once in a generation opportunity to make a difference to the future of our city."
There will be an exciting lineup in the women's 3,000m. The event will consist of Kenyan quartet Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech, 2019 world champions over 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase respectively, in addition to Olympic 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist Hyvin Kiyeng, and world 5,000m runner-up Margaret Chelimo.
The weekend now kicks off on Saturday lunchtime with Alaves looking for their first point of the season when they entertain an always complicated Getafe, who are coached by former Alaves boss Jose Bordalas.
The remaining eight teams of the league will form the other group, to be based in Dalian, to fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last set to vie for a berth for the next CSL season with the winner of the second-tier league. Enditem
But the draw was enough for Saint-Etienne to top the standings on goal difference over second-placed Rennes.
In Sunday's other Serie A matches, Genoa crushed newly promoted Crotone 4-1 while Sassuolo tied with Cagliari 1-1. Enditem
Real Madrid kept pressing, but Real Sociedad always gave the sensation of danger on the break with winger Ander Barrenetxea a precocious talent on the left.