Leo Messi will also be in the spotlight after a summer in which he asked to leave the Camp Nou, while the pressure will also be ramped up on Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, who has returned following his loan to Bayern Munich.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho made it 2-0 for the defending champions in the 25th minute when another naturalized player Fei Nanduo, known as Fernandinho in Brazil, saw his shot parried by Henan goalkeeper Wu Yan, and the ball rebounded to the feet of Paulinho, who tapped it in.
"I have no regrets of what I've done, whatever anyone else has said, that's up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family knows exactly what I am, so that's all I'm worried about," he commented. Enditem
The striker Mehdi Ghaedi and the midfielder Ali Karimi gave a 2-0 lead for the Iranian side in the first half. Cheick Diabate scored the third goal with a header in the 54th minute.
The match went ahead and West Ham defeated their League One rivals 5-1 with assistant Manager Alan Irvine under charge.
Speaking to Sky Sports after his return to Tottenham on loan, the Welsh international explained he was returning as a more mature person to the club he left in 2013 to join the Spanish giants.
"We know it is very important, but we think it will not affect the competitions of the Olympic Games," he said.
Bach reiterated that the sports world needs to "work diligently and comprehensively" to take the right decisions because nobody can predict what will happen in the next 10 months.
"FC Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Arturo Vidal. The Italian club will pay FC Barcelona 1 million euros in variables," read a statement from Barcelona.
Taking the Winter Games as a chance to boost tourism and creat more jobs for people in the region, and promoting Olympic education nationwide with 1,036 more schools launching winter sports programs, all contributed to making the program more 'inclusive.'
TOKYO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organisers agreed Friday on about 50 simplification measures to reduce the cost for the postponed Olympic Games.