It will be Favre's primary task to balance the exuberance of his exciting young starlets and experience of some of the older heads in the team. Enditem
"To have kept the team together might turn into our big advantage," Borussia's managing director Max Eberl said.
Hertha's new arrival remained in the thick of things as Cordoba scored his debut goal in his first match in the closing period.
Also absent were midfielder Arthur Melo, who joined Juventus from Barcelona in July, Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo. Sao Paulo's defender-turned-midfielder Dani Alves is unavailable because of a fractured forearm.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman had a message for striker Luis Suarez after watching his side win a pre-season friendly 3-1 against Girona on Wednesday night.
The 28-year-old was one of five Premier League players included in manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 30-man squad on Friday.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid and Tottenham have reached agreement for the sale of Madrid's Spain international left back Sergio Reguilon to the north-London based club.
"We had two big chances in the first half but Dortmund were more effective and clinical in front of the target today," Monchengladbach head coach Rose said.
Hoffenheim's wastefulness was punished moments later after Jan Thielmann's long ball into the box found new arrival Sebastian Andersson, who headed home the equalizer against the run of play.
In other action on Sunday, Jamie O'Neill took top spot in his group after two wins and one loss.
The ExCo meeting opened with a moment of silence in memory of former WADA President John Fahey, who passed away last Saturday in Australia at the age of 75. Enditem