"Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position. Petr Cech was the best in the world in that position for a long time, so he's obviously had a big say in this situation," explained Lampard of the former keeper, who in 2004 also joined Chelsea from Rennes.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ronald Koeman era kicks off at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night when FC Barcelona entertain Villarreal in their first league game of the season.
Widespread reports in the Israeli media suggest the 27-year-old will join Dubai's Al-Nasr SC, who play in the UAE Pro League.
In other action, Hebei and Tianjin lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
Attracting about 300 top swimmers across the country, the 2020 Championships will be held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
World number one Judd Trump will take on Kyren Wilson, while Australia's Neil Robertson meets Shaun Murphy. Enditem
Bach made these remarks from the IOC headquarters in Lausanne when addressing a videoconference attended by Tokyo 2020 organizers, the Japanese government, the Tokyo metropolitan authorities and the IOC Coordination Commission.
"The 'Tokyo Model' will not only deliver a Games fit for a post-corona world, but it will also become a blueprint that will benefit future Organising Committees for many years to come," the Australian said.
"As hard as it was to come to this conclusion, I have so much to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics. I want to use this time to focus on my game so I can come back stronger and better than ever.
In the 62nd minute, Suning midfielder Alex Teixeira Santos' back pass found Wu Xi in the box, who contributed a volley but the ball flew over the cross bar.
Real Madrid controlled most of the ball in its league debut away to Real Sociedad a week ago, but failed to create enough chances to win the game, raising questions about what was also the club's main problem last season.