Granada dedicated the rest of the game to conserving energy ahead of their weekend La Liga game at home to Alaves, while the home side were reduced to 10 men in the 80th minute after Fabjan Beqja was sent off for two yellow cards.
Coach Ronald Koeman had told the player, who turned 21 a month ago, that he didn't want him this season. Speaking after the game, which Barca won thanks to a solitary Antoine Griezmann goal, Koeman implied that the youngster would indeed be on his way out.
New signing Donny van de Beek came into the game as a substitute and gave United a chance with a goal on his debut, but Zaha's excellent second strike five minutes from time condemned them to defeat.
"My idea was to play in a more competitive league. When I had the proposal from Deportivo Alaves I didn't hesitate to come here because I know that it is a league with very good players and a high level of competition," he added. Enditem
Hertha took the initiative from the kick-off whereas Bremen focused on their defence.
Germain's header in the 85th minute, which was set up by a corner from Morgan Sanson, avoided a second straight home defeat for last season's runners-up. Enditem
Former Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham is said to be a decisive factor as the 17-year-old impressed with his maturity when operating as a box-to-box midfielder.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Construction and renovation work on ten professional football stadiums for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup has been accelerated, the organizing committee said on Tuesday.
Capped seven times for Brazil's national team, Neves has also had spells with Fluminense, Flamengo and Germany's Hamburg over a career spanning more than 15 years.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alexander Nouri, the Iranian-German coach, has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran's top-flight Esteghlal soccer club, Persian Football website reported on Thursday.
Kurt Zouma completed the scoring on 66 minutes, as his low shot from a corner was deflected past the unfortunate Ryan.