"It's nice to be back. It's such a special club for me where I made my name, what an amazing club with amazing fans, it's incredible to be back," commented Bale on the Tottenham website.
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.
Bremen needed 30 minutes to gain a foothold into the game as Joshua Sargent tested Alexander Scholow with a long-range effort.
Children wave with mascots of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games during cultural activities to welcome the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' 500-day countdown in Badaling, Yanqing District of Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
Reguilon will cost the Spurs 30 million euros, and according to Spanish sports paper Diario AS, has agreed a deal until the end of June 2025 with Real Madrid reserving the right to buy him back for 40 million euros before the summer of 2022.
Looking at the Bavarian's rivals, one ends up with Borussia Dortmund, Moenchengladbach, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. All hope the limited return of fans can deliver additional motivation. Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg might complete the race for international spots.
Cologne came out highly motivated after half-time and dominated proceedings, but still the "Billy Goats" squandered a number of chances.
The 87-year-old Senegalese was sentenced to two years in prison, with another two years suspended. The court also imposed a fine of 500,000 euros (about 592,500 U.S. dollars) on Diack.
Monchengladbach approached Dortmund's goal dangerously for the first time in the 32nd minute when custodian Roman Burki saved Jonas Hofmann's shot from very close range.
Pakhtakor goalkeeper Suyonov was sent off in the 65th minute and Sanzar Kuvvatov was brought on to take his place. But almost instantly, the Uzbek side rallied at the other end of the pitch and replied with a goal, as substitute striker Eren Derdiyok blasted in the rebound after Dragan Ceran's initial effort was saved.
"It is a possibility and it could be for other players as well. 20-year-olds like him have to play, and they can't be stopped. We have reached some conclusions in the past three weeks and Riqui has too much competition," he explained. Enditem