Messi wrote a letter on Friday to say 'goodbye' to this friend and former Barcelona strike partner Luis Suarez and to criticize Barca for forcing the Uruguayan out of the club. It didn't take Suarez long to add his own post-script to Messi's words, although it was his feet that did the talking in his Atletico Madrid debut on Sunday. Suarez needed just seven minutes to set Marcos Llorente through on goal to score Atletico's fourth goal in a 6-1 win at home to Granada.
The Viola fought back to restore the lead as Gaetano Castrovilli finished with a low-strike in the 57th minute, six minutes before Federico Chiesa finished from Franck Ribery's assist.
"The plan was to put Neymar close to Mbappe. We chose an offensive structure. We tried something and I have a lot of confidence in my team," Tuchel said after the match.
Also on Tuesday, men's singles seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
ROME, Sept.27 (Xinhua) -- Andrea Pirlo's Juventus trailed twice at Olimpico Stadium, but leveled each time to draw 2-2 with Roma on Sunday, with Jordan Veretout and Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a brace each.
Cherono will take on Ethiopians Birhanu Legese, holder of the third-fastest time of 2:02:48 in marathon history and Kinde Atanaw, the race defending champion and current record holder for the Valencian course in a race slated for December 6.
XINING, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 China Youth Ice Hockey Tournament Division U12 began here on Thursday, the first domestic ice hockey tournament since the beginning of 2020.
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will fight for glory at the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for each association.
Suarez began his cameo with a pass to set up Marcos Llorente to make it 4-0 before heading home Atletico's fifth and then hitting their sixth after Jorge Molina had scored a consolation goal for Granada who had won all of their games before travelling to Madrid.
ACCRA, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- Seven Ghanaian teenage footballers who died in a road traffic accident on September 19 were laid to rest on Thursday.
Roberto Soldado will probably replace Jorge Molina in the Granada starting 11 on Thursday, while the Darwin Machis will also probably start with Antonio Puertas perhaps dropping to the bench for the Chinese owned club.