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More than pride at stake in Madrid derby******
MADRID, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Sunday's Madrid derby between Real and Atletico Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is one of the most important games of the season to date and could go a long way towards determining this season's title winners.。
Defending champions Atletico travel to the Bernabeu 10 points behind their neighbors and although they have a game in hand over Real Madrid, defeat would all but end their title defense.。
Atletico coach Diego Simeone saw his side win 3-1 away to Porto on Tuesday night to assure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, but Atletico have been irregular in front of goal all campaign, while their defense has lacked the reliability that has been their trademark in recent years.。
Simeone isn't helped by injuries to key central defenders Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez, while first choice right back Kieran Trippier is also sidelined, as is Sime Vrsaljko, who broke his jaw in Porto.。
Luis Suarez is also unlikely to be fit, which should give the more mobile Angel Correa the chance to start, while Mario Hermoso should partner Felipe in central defense, with Geoffrey Kondogbia playing in a defensive midfield role.。
Real Madrid have been virtually unstoppable in recent weeks and although their performances haven't always been as good as their results, someone has always stepped forward to decide games in their favor, be it (former Atletico) goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois or strikers Karim Benzema or Vinicius Jr.。
Benzema is a doubt for Sunday with a muscle problem he picked up in San Sebastian last weekend, but could make the bench, while Luka Jovic scored and set up a goal after replacing the Frenchman a week ago.。
Marco Asensio has also showed signs of recovering his best form in recent games and is another player who can score a goal out of virtually nothing.。
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to stick with his first-choice side, which will see David Alaba and Eder Militao in central defense behind Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos with Vinicius Jr, Asensio and probably Jovic in attack.。
If Real Madrid do win, they will have eliminated a major title rival and with Barca struggling, it is hard to see anyone stopping them on the road to another title. Enditem。
通讯员 郝昱 华商报记者 宁军
Guangdong posts robust foreign trade growth in first 3 quarters******
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Guangdong Province, a manufacturing heartland and leading foreign trade player in China, reported robust trade growth in the first three quarters of 2021.
Foreign trade of the southern Chinese province totaled 6.03 trillion yuan (about 943 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-September period, up 18.6 percent year on year, the provincial customs authority said Friday.
Its exports grew 19.3 percent year on year to 3.68 trillion yuan, while imports increased 17.5 percent to 2.35 trillion yuan.
Private businesses continued to be a big contributor to Guangdong's foreign trade, registering an import and export volume of 3.43 trillion yuan in the first nine months, up 21.9 percent year on year and accounting for 56.9 percent of the total trade.
Foreign-funded enterprises contributed 37.7 percent of Guangdong's foreign trade.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was Guangdong's largest trading partner in the first three quarters, with a foreign trade volume of 908.37 billion yuan, up 17.4 percent year on year. The province's trade with the European Union and the United States grew by over 16 percent year on year during the period. Enditem
China's loan prime rates remain unchanged******
BEIJING, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's one-year loan prime rate (LPR), a market-based benchmark lending rate, came in at 3.85 percent Monday, unchanged from the previous month.。
The over-five-year LPR, on which many lenders base their mortgage rates, also remained unchanged from the previous reading of 4.65 percent, according to the National Interbank Funding Center. Enditem。