Messi's criticism comes just two days before Barca kick off their La Liga campaign with a home game against Villarreal on Sunday night and will not help his relationship with new coach Ronald Koeman, who was the person who called Suarez to tell him he was no longer needed. Enditem
The Brazilian, who was so important to Madrid last season, was surprisingly left out of the starting 11 a week ago, although he did play the last 20 minutes and it will be interesting to see how Zidane deals with the situation.
Aston Villa also had goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to thank for a first half penalty save to deny John Lundstrum when the scores were still level.
ACCRA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have expressed their condolences and support to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the death of eight teenage footballers in a road accident.
Villarreal kicked off the season with a win and a draw, but strikers Gerard Moreno and former Barca frontman, Paco Alcacer have already shown they can trouble and defense in La Liga.
The second half saw David Silva make his home debut, coming on for Isak shortly after the hour, while Casemiro, Fede Valverde and youngster Marvin Park, making his Madrid debut, came on for Zidane's side with 20 minutes left to play.
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win, which helped Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
Local cyclists prevailed in all categories, with Liang Shizhong and Huang Shihai winning the men's title in 14:02:17, Che Ruirui and Chen Hongyu taking the women's title in 16:45:04, and Song Hanbing and He Huaisong triumphing in the mixed category in 16:02:34.
The striker Mehdi Ghaedi and the midfielder Ali Karimi gave a 2-0 lead for the Iranian side in the first half. Cheick Diabate scored the third goal with a header in the 54th minute.
Granada will be favorites against Lokomotiv, but will have to be wary of a team that produced a surprise in the last round when they defeated Dinamo Moscow 2-1.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu easily put away Hebei 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) in the second round of the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Thursday.