The news came three days after the reigning champions suffered a 5-0 loss to Independiente del Valle in Ecuadorian capital Quito - the Rio de Janeiro side's worst ever defeat in the prestigious club competition.
"They managed to escape our pressing for over an hour," striker Thomas Mueller said. His statements indirectly back Flick's claim to get a right-back, a number 10 as a successor of the ball-machine Thiago and an additional winger.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
Granada had few problems a week ago in beating the Albanian side Teuta 4-0 away from home a week ago and this time they have home advantage in a qualification that will be decided over just one game, because of time restrictions due to the coronavirus.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in a letter to the FA here Tuesday obtained by Xinhua, underlined his support for the footballers who lost their lives and the injured in the tragic accident.
Viera bagged his second with a stunning free kick in the 56th minute, before Cedric Bakambu added the fifth in the 85th minute.
In Rio de Janeiro, Botafogo recorded their seventh draw in 10 matches this season after a goalless affair with Santos at the Olympic stadium. The result left Botafogo 18th and Santos seventh.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- One could say that it requires the qualities of an invincible action movie hero to survive the job as head coach at the Bundesliga club, Schalke 04.
Messi's fresh attack comes after he was forced into a U-turn following his request to leave Barca this summer, but issued a communique accusing club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu of going back on his promise to allow him to leave.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan secured the top four place in Group B after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai, while Hebei China Fortune beat Tianjin Teda 1-0, putting the latter at the bottom of Group B in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
"I have no regrets of what I've done, whatever anyone else has said, that's up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family knows exactly what I am, so that's all I'm worried about," he commented. Enditem