Osasuna got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win at home over Celta Vigo, thanks to a 23rd-minute goal from Facundo Roncaglia, who fired home from outside of the Celta penalty area, before crossing for Jonathan Calleri to head home the second for the Pamplona-based outfit 14 minutes from time.
Sunday's win and the midweek victory against Valladolid were largely thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced man of the match performances in both games to keep Madrid's rivals at bay.
Yerry Mina's header put Everton back in front on the stroke of halftime and James rounded off an excellent individual display with two second half goals.
"But I take it as a very positive thing. I am playing quite well to win against a player like Stefano today with this score.
Esteghlal had been linked with former Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri but they failed to reach an agreement with the German-Iranian coach due to financial disagreements.
Both Li and Hao once played for Luneng, and worked for the club in the coaching team. Their replacement was viewed as a good sign for a smooth transition ahead of the rest of the CSL season. Enditem
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
"With 53 points you cannot win any game," admitted Shanghai coach Milos Paden.
PARIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Petra Kvitova managed to return to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 after a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 dismissal of China's Zhang Shuai in the opening game on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Monday.
Rennes kept its lead in the standings over Lille on goal difference, although its four-match winning streak ended with a 2-2 draw against second-from-bottom side Stade Reims.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem