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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Midfielder Kimmich snatched the ball in midfield, played a one-two with Robert Lewandowski and had his shot blocked before the ball bounced back off his foot and into the net. Bayern have also won the German league and Cup double, the Champions League and the European Super Cup this year.

* American teenager Coco Gauff was knocked out in the second round of the French Open after losing her way following a solid opening set in a 4-6 6-2 7-5 defeat to Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan on Wednesday.

* Atletico Madrid were unable to break down Huesca and had to settle for a 0-0 draw in their second game of the La Liga season on Wednesday as Luis Suarez drew a blank in his first start for the club.

* Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr. came off the bench to fire his side to a scrappy 1-0 home victory over Real Valladolid in La Liga on Wednesday as the champions once again found a way to win despite failing to sparkle. The Brazilian, who replaced the ineffective Luka Jovic, fought to win the ball back on the edge of the area and after it bounced into his path off a Valladolid defender he kept his composure to break the deadlock in the 65th minute.

* Mick Schumacher and fellow Ferrari juniors Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman prepared for Formula One practice debuts by trying out a 2018 Ferrari at the Italian team’s Fiorano test track on Wednesday. Schumacher, 21-year-old son of seven times world champion Michael who won five of his titles with Ferrari, is due to take part in Friday first practice at the Nuerburgring next week with Alfa Romeo.

* No action will be taken against PSG forward Neymar or Olympique de Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez for alleged discriminatory comments made during a Ligue 1 match, the discipline Commission of the Ligue de Football Professionel said on Wednesday. Both players risked suspensions of up to 10 matches for comments allegedly made at the end of an ill-tempered 1-0 win for Marseille in Paris this month.

* Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez scored twice in an impressive 4-1 win for the Bergamo side away to top-four rivals Lazio in Serie A on Wednesday. The result leaves Atalanta in second place with six points from their opening two games, while Lazio are 10th with three points.

* Manchester United earned their second win over Brighton & Hove Albion in five days as they booked a place in the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday. Holders Manchester City beat Burnley 3-0 thanks to a double from Raheem Sterling and new signing Ferran Torres’ first goal in English football.

* Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has signed a new five-year deal with the football club to extend his stay at the Molineux Stadium until 2025, the Premier League club said. The 27-year-old defender, who graduated from Liverpool’s academy, joined Wolves from Huddersfield Town in 2015 and helped the club gain promotion three years later.

* German sixth seed Alexander Zverev battled back from a dreadful start to outlast home hope Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a fluctuating five-setter in the French Open second round on Wednesday. Zverev, runner-up at this month’s US Open, spent three hours and 59 minutes to carve out a 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4 victory in front of a small crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier.

* Two goals from Romelu Lukaku helped Inter Milan to a 5-2 victory at promoted Benevento on Wednesday as the Serie A title contenders notched their second win in a row. Inter are one of four Serie A teams to have picked up maximum points from their opening two games, along with Napoli, Hellas Verona and AC Milan.

* Wigan Athletic, forced into administration in July, are set to be purchased by an investor from Spain, the club’s administrators said on Wednesday. Wigan went into administration less than a month after being taken over by a partnership headed by Hong Kong (China) businessman Au Yeung Wai Kay.

* It was business as usual as Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a record-extending 13th French Open title with a 6-1 6-0 6-3 crushing of American Mackenzie McDonald on Wednesday to reach the third round. The Spanish second seed, also looking to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 men’s singles Grand Slam titles, was never troubled on court Philippe Chatrier.

* Next year’s Wimbledon Championships will take place as scheduled even if spectators cannot attend the grasscourt Grand Slam tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Times reported.

* Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will miss Thursday’s last-16 League Cup tie against Arsenal but will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa, the Merseyside club said on Wednesday. Henderson missed Liverpool’s 7-2 League Cup win over Lincoln City and 3-1 victory against Arsenal in the league after the 30-year-old left the field with a minor muscle injury in their 2-0 win at Chelsea on Sept. 20.

* Schalke 04 on Wednesday appointed Manuel Baum as their new head coach following the dismissal of David Wagner last week, the German Football Association said. The Royal Blues are hoping Baum, who joins from the DFB where he was a youth coach, can turn things around, with Schalke having won none of their last 18 league games.

* Aston Villa have signed England midfielder Ross Barkley from Chelsea on a season-long loan, both Premier League clubs announced on Wednesday. Barkley, 26, joined Chelsea from boyhood club Everton in 2018 and made 86 appearances for Frank Lampard’s side in all competitions, scoring 11 goals.

* Mikako Kotani, who won two bronze medals for Japan in the 1988 Olympics, has been named the sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games and will take over from Oct 1, the organising committee said on Wednesday.

* The Premier League will pay for mandatory novel coronavirus tests for players of English Football League clubs that are involved in matches against top-flight teams in cup competitions this season, the Times reported.

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