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Chinese tea culture traced back to 400 B.C.******
JINAN, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- An archaeological team from Shandong University, in east China's Shandong Province, has found the earliest known tea remains in the world, dating back about 2,400 years.。
The discovery traced physical evidence of the origin of China's tea culture back to the early stage of the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), namely from 453 B.C. to 410 B.C. It extends the age of the beverage, as suggested by previous studies, by more than 300 years.。
The tea samples, which have proved to be the residues of brewed tea, were excavated from ancient tombs in Zoucheng, Shandong Province.。
From August to December 2018, the team, led by professor Wang Qing from Shandong University, conducted archaeological excavations in the ruins of an ancient city, which was built in the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) and the subsequent Warring States period.。
According to the researchers, the stem-and-leaf-like carbonized residues found in an inverted porcelain bowl were later proven highly likely to be ancient tea.。
Subsequent data showed that the caffeine and theanine contents in the residues were low or even absent. Since these two substances are easily soluble in water, the researchers concluded that the unearthed tea samples were the dregs left by the ancients after boiling.。
The findings were published in the Chinese-language Journal of Archaeology and Cultural Relics. Enditem。
Sevilla beat Atletico to close gap on Real Madrid, while Rayo move to fourth in Spain******
MADRID, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Sevilla kept in the race for the LaLiga title on Saturday thanks to a late goal from Lucas Ocampos which gave them a 2-1 win at home to Atletico Madrid.。
The win leaves Sevilla five points behind league leaders Real Madrid, who play away to Cadiz on Sunday.。
Sevilla took the lead through a powerful shot from Ivan Rakitic and were in control until Felipe headed home from a corner 12 minutes before halftime.。
Atletico lost Manuel Llorente through another muscle injury before the break, but despite losing a key player, Atletico improved and looked as if they could take at least a point until Ocampos scored from close range with just three minutes to go.。
Barca coach Xavi Hernandez again showed his faith in youth, but handing a debut to B-team midfielder Ferran Jutgla, while keeping Gavi and Abde Ezzalzouli in his starting 11.。
That faith was rewarded when Ferran headed in the opening goal from a corner in the 16th minute, before Gavi worked space to fire home his first goal for the club three minutes as their side totally dominated the first half.。
Elche fought back in the second half, as Barca suffered another dip in intensity and two goals from substitutes Tete Moriente and Pere Milla in the 62nd and 63rd minutes leveled the score before Nico Gonzalez (another teenager) netted a vital winner for Xavi Hernandez's side.。
Rayo Vallecano remain in the battle for Europe and moved above Atletico into fourth place, after their steamrolling 2-0 win at home to Alaves thanks to first half goals from Sergi Guardiola and Catena.。
The team from the south of Madrid have won 8 and drawn 2 of their last home games, while the defeat ends a miserable week for Alaves, who were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by lower league Linares on Tuesday.。
Villarreal's season seems to be recovering, while Real Sociedad's league campaign continues to fall apart as they suffered their fourth defeat in five matches in the Anoeta Stadium, going down 3-1 to former player, Unai Emery's side.。
The game was level at the break after Gerard Moreno had leveled for Villarreal after Alexander Isak's opener for Real Sociedad. However, everything changed when Mikel Oyarzabal was sent off for a bad challenge on Yeremy Pino.。
Moreno headed Villarreal ahead from a corner in the 68th minute and Samuel Chukwueze rounded off a good day for the visitors with a goal on the break in the sixth minute of injury time. Enditem。
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Frankfurt see off Olympiacos in UEFA Europa League******
BERLIN, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt went top of UEFA Europa League Group D after overpowering Olympiacos with goals from Rafael Santos Borre, Almamy Toure and Daichi Kamada on Thursday.
Both sides were eyeing top spot and staged a lively opening period as Olympiacos' Youssef El-Arabi missed the goal from a promising position in the 12th minute, before Kamade headed narrowly wide at the other end moments later.
Frankfurt gained momentum and created another opportunity in the 20th minute when Borre nodded over from close range. Borre remained in the thick of things as he forced goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik to make a save on the goal line in the 23rd minute.
Olympiacos simply couldn't stop Borre, who earned a penalty after being fouled by Pape Abdou Cisse in the 25th minute. Borre himself stepped up and made no mistake to break the deadlock from the spot.
The visitors from Greece shocked Frankfurt out of the blue two minutes later when defender Kristijan Jakic handled the ball inside the box. El-Arabi kept his cool from the spot and leveled the scores to silence the home supporters at the half-hour mark.
Frankfurt continued on the front foot but Toure couldn't direct his volley goalwards after Filip Kostic's good build-up work with 37 minutes played.
The Eagles' efforts paid off before half-time, as Olympiacos couldn't clear the ball from the area when Martin Hinteregger's header hit the woodwork, allowing Toure to tap home Djibril Sow's square pass in first-half added time.
After the break, Frankfurt sat back and let Olympiacos do the work. The visitors, however, lacked in penetration and ideas to overcome Frankfurt's well-positioned defense.
Frankfurt then established a two-goal lead at the hour mark after Vaclik parried Gonaclo Paciencia's long-range effort into the path of Kamada, who clinically rounded the goalkeeper before poking home into a empty net.
Olympiacos' resistance was broken while Frankfurt relentlessly pushed forward without doing much damage in the closing stages.
"We showed a reaction after our poor performance in the Bundesliga. We played powerfully from the kick-off and wrapped up a deserved victory after 90 minutes. If we continue to play like today, we can win the group," said Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
With the result, Frankfurt top Group D with 7 points followed by Olympiacos (6 points), Fenerbahce (2 points) and Antwerp (1 point). Enditem