Pepe has scored four goals in his past five matches for Gremio, including two in the Copa Libertadores against Internacional and Universidad Catolica.
But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
The Latvian had been knocked out at the first round in 2018 and 2019. She will play Spain's Paula Badosa in the third round.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly in the preliminary heat on Tuesday, captured gold in the final at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Wednesday.
The news means Thiago will also miss Spain's forthcoming international games, which see them play a friendly in Portugal on October 7, and UEFA Nations League games at home to Switzerland on September 10 and away to the Ukraine three days later. Enditem
Villarreal travels after an easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves and with strikers Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno both in excellent form after netting six goals between them in Villarreal's first four games of the season.
Meanwhile Jordi Alba's display at the weekend makes fans wonder why he was included in the list of possible summer departures.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Porto have emerged as frontrunners to sign Gremio's Brazil U-23 forward Pepe, according to media reports in the South American country.
The players, all aged between 12 and 15, were returning to the town of Offinso having undergone a local district football registration exercise when their driver lost control of the minibus and crashed into a river.
NAIROBI, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Boston and Chicago marathon champion Lawrence Cherono will lead the 2020 Valencia Marathon assault, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.
Marek Hamsik (R) of Dalian Pro passes the ball during the 14th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Dalian Pro at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)