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Important European night for both Madrid clubs******
MADRID, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid will look to take an important step towards assuring their place in the last 16 of the Champions League when they entertain Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.。
Although the side from Ukraine twice defeated Real Madrid in last season's competition, Real Madrid beat them 5-0 away from home two weeks ago and everything points to Carlo Ancelotti's men claiming another three points.。
Ancelotti decided to rest striker Karim Benzema for the weekend win away to Elche and the French forward should return against Shakhtar, while Ancelotti will probably make some changes to his starting 11 with Eduardo Camavigna perhaps in line for a start along with Ferland Mendy and Marcos Asensio.。
There will be attention focused on whether Eden Hazard will start after yet another brief substitute appearance at the weekend implied he remains out of favor.。
Mariano Diaz will probably miss out after receiving a facial injury in Elche, while Rodrygo is sidelined after suffering a muscle problem in the same game.。
Wednesday will also see Atletico Madrid travel to Anfield to play Liverpool in a key game for both sides. A point for Liverpool would book their place in the knockout stages, while Atletico's current position in the group with four points from three games means they have to get something from the match.。
Liverpool won a thrilling game in Madrid a fortnight ago and Atletico will be without Antoine Griezmann through suspension after he was sent off in that game. Atletico also travel without Stefan Savic, Marcos Llorente, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Thomas Lemar through injury, but will be boosted by the improved display that saw them win 3-0 at home to Betis on Saturday.。
Atletico won in the knockout stage in Anfield two years ago in a game that will be remembered for its role in helping spread the coronavirus at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and a recent report published in the UK linked the game to over 30 subsequent deaths from the virus. Enditem。
Commemorative plaque inaugurated in Paris Center to honor first Chinese migrants******
A commemorative plaque was inaugurated on Saturday in Paris Center by Paris City Hall to honor the first Chinese migrants who came to Paris after WWI.
According to Ariel Weil, the mayor of Paris Center, the plaque is to remind people of the contributions of the Chinese community in France during the WWI, and also to show the efforts of the Chinese migrants in promoting the culture and economy of Paris.
"A plaque was missing, something was missing that explains this story," Weil told Xinhua at the inauguration ceremony.
"It won't be the only one and it's the beginning of the inscription of the history of the Chinese community in France and Paris, in our heritage and on our walls," he said.
Asking about the choice of Paris Center to host the plaque, Sun Wenxiong, chairman of the French Asian League, said that Paris Center is one of the areas with a strong cultural atmosphere in Paris, and the Chinese culture can be unique in a place where biculturalism converges.
"Many Chinese have left their hardships here and made contributions to the development of this place. We believe that the establishment of the commemorative plaque will enable the local people to understand the contributions of the Chinese to Europe and France, and is conducive to the integration and development of the Chinese culture," he added.
From May 1916 to early 1918, there were around 140,000 Chinese laborers serving for the Allies during WWI. Most of them were recruited by Britain and France.
The Chinese workers, known as Chinese Labor Corps, were assigned to arduous work such as digging trenches, building docks, laying tracks, unloading ships, repairing tanks and clearing battlefields. Their logistic support was critical to the Allied armies in the west front.
Out of the 140,000 Chinese laborers, nearly 20,000 were dead or missing during the war.
After the war, some of them stayed and lived in the center of Paris and participated in the post-war reconstruction of France, making important contributions to the economic development and cultural diversity of the neighborhood.
Guangzhou City keeper Zhou out for up to 10 weeks******
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou City goalkeeper Zhou Yuchen will be ruled out of action for eight to 10 weeks after undergoing an operation on his right knee, the Chinese Super League club said in a statement on Friday.。
Zhou twisted his knee in a training and was diagnosed with a ruptured ligament with meniscus tear, read a club statement, adding that Zhou had had surgery last Tuesday and will need up to 10 weeks to recover.。
Guangzhou City takes on Changchun Yatai on December 13, one day after China's top flight resumes action after a four-month hiatus. Enditem。