LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Premier League champions Liverpool confirmed the signing of Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Friday in a deal worth around 30 million euros.
In the opening game, the Viola scored the winner in the 78th minute as Gaetano Castrovilli tapped in from Federico Chiesa's assist.
Although he had become a scapegoat at Real Madrid over the past couple of seasons, Bale was greeted by around 100 fans at the Tottenham training ground when he reported for his medical on Friday.
Real Sociedad were a bit flat in their opening day 1-1 draw away to Real Valladolid, but should be sharper after that game and another week's training, and although the stands of the Reale Arena will again be devoid of fans on Sunday night, this should be a tough test of Madrid's ability to defend their title. Enditem
The Brazilian won the ball and exchanged passes with Soldado before keeping his head with a calm finish.
"It was a great battle today," Stahl told World Athletics' official website. "This has been a great season even though it was a complicated season - I competed even more this year than last. Next year is an Olympic year and I'm really looking forward to that one."
As expected, head coach Tite also called up Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Marquinhos, Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.
The pre-season has helped clear up some issues at Real Madrid, with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in London ahead of their planned moves to Tottenham Hotspur, while Brahim Diaz has joined AC Milan on loan.
"I don't think David is demanding to stand above those two," the 43-year-old said.
The move also sees Liverpool's 18-year-old central defender Ki-Jana Hoever move the other way in a deal worth around 13 million pounds. The player who arrived at Anfield from Ajax in 2018 can play on the right side of defense or as a center half and had only recently agreed on a new long term contract with Liverpool. Enditem
The 29-year-old, who helped Bayern to the treble last season, arrived in Liverpool on Friday morning to complete his medical and put pen to paper.