"Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position. Petr Cech was the best in the world in that position for a long time, so he's obviously had a big say in this situation," explained Lampard of the former keeper, who in 2004 also joined Chelsea from Rennes.
The second half started similar to the first as Leverkusen were the more active team whereas the "Wolves" lurked for their chances.
"I am glad to have been declared fit to compete after missing the opening leg of the series. I am also excited to compete in the 1,500m, I am really looking forward to running the shorter distance on Friday," Kipruto, who boasts a personal best of 3:39.57 in the 1,500m told Xinhua on Tuesday.
The final chance of the match fell to Madrid's Tony Kroos but the German's effort went wide.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
Henan missed the chance to equalize in the 64th minute when Fernando Karanga's spot-kick was blocked by Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- A late goal from forward Pepe handed Gremio a 1-0 victory over Brazilian rivals Gremio in their Copa Libertadores Group E match on Wednesday.
Born in 1948 at Thame village in Solukhumbu district, which hosts the southern part of Mt. Qomolangma, Ang Rita had last stood at the top of Mt. Qomolangma in May 1996 without supplemental oxygen. In 2017, the Guinness Book of World Records had recognized him as the only person on the planet to have climbed the Mt. Qomolangma 10 times without supplemental oxygen.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune beat Tianjin Teda 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
"It was a very cruel game, and it was regrettable that we failed," said Pang Li, Wuhan's coach, adding that the club will sum up the matches in the first phase and be prepared for the next phase.
After 12 matches, Shanghai sat atop the eight-team Suzhou Division with 29 points, four points ahead of Beijing Guoan, while Shijiazhuang slipped out of top four, one point behind Hebei China Fortune to rank fifth with 17 points.