Emery will have been sad to see Santi Cazorla move on, but the club has moved well in the transfer market to poach Parejo and Coquelin, while Take Kubo, who arrives on loan from Real Madrid, showed what a threat he can pose while at Mallorca.
After losing their first two matches of the campaign, Flamengo are on a four-game winning run and are now second in the standings, behind Internacional on goal difference.
But it's not only Thiago's poker game that is causing unrest.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (R) is dispossessed by Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the English Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua)
Bremen piled on the pressure and should have doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when Chong missed the target just wide.
"I was super close to being a grand slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away. For me what upset me the most is not the third set or something like that, it's the fifth set. I had a lot of chances in the fifth set and didn't use them," said a disappointed Zverev, who was contesting his first career major final.
However, the top Shenzhen scorer was substituted with a suspected groin strain in the 43rd minute.
Elsewhere, Mainz survived a scare against fourth division club Havelse and booked their berth for the next round.
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Bremen took the reins from the starting whistle but had to wait until the 18th minute for their first opportunity when Theodor Gebre Selassie rattled the left post from five meters.
Mhlongo called on the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the South African government to use all available legal avenues to show the country's opposition to this decision and fight for Semenya's right to compete on the international stage without having to take any drugs to suppress what she was naturally born to do - being an international champion.