Chongqing posed more of a threat than Shijiazhuang after the game started. After the goalie saved brilliantly from midfielder Chen Jie's long-range shot in the fifth minute, Chongqing got another corner kick and an accurate cross from right-back Jiang Zhe, helping Adrian to score at close range to make it 1-0.
The two sides fought hard in the first half, before the former overcame the scoreless drought in the 43rd minute as star player Alex Teixeira knocked in a rebound after his header was denied by goalkeeper Liu Weiguo.
Several media say Szalai unsuccessfully tried to convince the club to stick to its promise to pay back the wage cut implemented due to financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"From my point of view, I lean heavily on him when it comes to goalkeeping today and in the future. So yes, he was very influential," he commented. Enditem
Jiangsu led 10-2 lead to start the match as spiker Zhang Changning could hardly be stopped, and Shanghai also faced great pressure upon blocks from Xu Ruoya.
After Beijing jumped to a 13-4 lead in the third set, Yunan called a time-out, closing it to one point at 20-21, and called another time-out but failed to level it even.
Olympic champion Ye Shiwen claimed the second place of the women's breaststroke 200m and go through to the final.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth position of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16-December 12.
LONDON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City kicked off their Premier League season with a 3-1 win away to Wolves on Monday evening.
Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the Tokyo 2020, admitted that it will be difficult to ban athletes from shopping or sightseeing in Japan.
Vasco are now fifth with 17 points while Coritiba are 16th, six points further back. Enditem