Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
Elsewhere, Union Berlin and Karlsruhe were unable to break the deadlock within 90 minutes. Union snatched the ticket for the next round as Schlotterbeck was on target late in extratime. Enditem
Reigning champions Slovan Bratislava managed to overcome its biggest rival Trnava 2-0, and sit six points behind unbeaten Dunajska Streda with one game in hand.
Elsewhere, in a match-up of Fortuna Liga's worst teams, Michalovce and Trencin split the points after a 1-1 draw. Nitra beat Pohronie 3-1, Sered edged Zilina 3-2 and Moravce had a goalless draw with Senica. Enditem
"We are disappointed at this unfair judgement as it discriminates against female athletes who happen to have higher testosterone levels in their bodies," said Tsepo Mhlongo, DA Shadow Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture.
Despite having the majority of the ball, Zall failed to make an impact as Cote d'Ivoire striker Jean Evrard Kouassi and Dong both squandered chances to level the game.
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Marinho has now netted seven goals and provided three assists from 10 league matches this season.
Hamilton's win sees him extend his lead in the driver's championship to 190 points, ahead of Bottas on 135 and Verstappen on 110.
A Villarreal side with Unai Emery making his debut as coach and with Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Take Kubo arriving over the summer, looks as if it will be too strong for second division champions Huesca on their return to the elite before the day ends with a Valencia derby.