"It is a good start to the Bundesliga season but most importantly, we won today. I am of course delighted that I was able to help my team with a goal," Hertha defender Pekarik said.
"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
According to Polish media, the English side bought the Poland international for about four million euros. On Wednesday, the 22-year-old passed a medical and signed a four-year contract which is valid to June 2024.
Elsewhere, Hebei took a lead in the 10th minute, when Buya Turay's long distance pass found Ricardo Goulart in the box, who volleyed to the corner of the net.
It also looks as if last summer's major signing Luka Jovic could be heading out on loan, with Borja Mayoral instead being given the chance to provide back-up for striker Karim Benzema.
The pre-season has helped clear up some issues at Real Madrid, with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in London ahead of their planned moves to Tottenham Hotspur, while Brahim Diaz has joined AC Milan on loan.
Seventh-placed Marseille needed a late header from substitute Valere Germain to clinch a 1-1 home draw with Lille in the latest match of the day. Brazilian forward Luiz Araujo helped Lille take the lead at the start of the second half and could have doubled it when his effort hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
The second report, written by a group of experts, analyzed 341 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination involving youths reported to the center from March 19 to July 22, including 24 physical assaults.
Athletico capitalized on the numerical advantage when Walter, unmarked inside the 18-yard box, struck his first goal of the campaign.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team have moved into the top 30 in the new FIFA world rankings, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
Thiago started his career in Barcelona before moving to Munich in 2013. He arrived Anfield fresh from helping Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in the 2019-20 season.