In Saturday's early kick-off, Arsenal brushed past newly-promoted Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage, with new signings Gabriel and Willian both impressing.
Palace took the lead in the seventh minute through Andros Townsend when Zaha stepped up to retake a harsh penalty given for handball. Although David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew's initial effort, he was adjudged to have moved too early, and Zaha netted the retaken kick.
Although Qingdao Huanghai's Cordova Cleo converted a penalty with a low shot to the corner in the 31st minute, A Lan scored twice and helped Guoan turn the game around for the 2-1 victory.
Top men's seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and top women's seed Simona Halep will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday.
"What happened was a conflict between Messi and the club. I have spoken to Messi and we are carrying on as normal," said the Barca boss. Enditem
But there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
Only Dortmund can spoil Bayern's plans, assumes Lothar Matthaeus. But the German record international quickly added a big if: "If Bayern makes major mistakes."
FUZHOU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club Fujian Sturgeons said on Saturday that they will not sign Ty Lawson back to the franchise after his controversial social media post triggered public anger.
Evergrande did extend its lead on 65 minutes when naturalized Luo volleyed from the distance to settle matters.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chongqing Lifan beat Qingdao Huanghai 3-0 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Wednesday.
Undeterred, the Blues regained the lead in spectacular fashion just two minutes later, when Reece James unleashed a long-range effort that flew into the top corner for his first ever Premier League goal.