"All I can do is thank them for the confidence they showed in me," said the forward, who came out from the Barcelona youth system, but plays in the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
As the match progressed, Germany assumed control and Turkey's goalkeeper Mert Gunok had to be on guard to defuse long-range efforts from Julian Brandt and Luca Waldschmidt before the break.
But it turned out to be enough for the visitors although the home team almost managed to force the game into overtime by cutting the 0-3 deficit to one in the final stretch.
With the high wave of fitness-for-all, Zhongwei has hosted four national beach sports events every four years to create a showpiece and to meet the increasing sports demand of citizens. The 2020 Ningxia desert sports contest is a regional sports event to popularize and further localize the beach sports.
Gerardo Martino's men are among five teams that have already qualified for the last phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region. The others are the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.
The other semifinal of women's singles will see Poland's history-maker Iga Swiatek face Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska. Enditem
Now the top two seeds - Djokovic and Nadal - will face each other, which would offer big stakes for both sides to seek for.
Turkey responded well and created two chances in quick succession through Efecan Karaca and Yusuf Yazici in the 15th minute.
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem
In the Meizhou division, Guizhou Hengfeng had no chance to move to the promotion area due to the 1-1 draw with Shenyang Urban. Meizhou Hakka finished eight rounds with five wins and three draws, giving themselves a promotion chance two rounds ahead of the end of first stage. In other action, Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic beat Zhejiang Energy Greentown for more suspension of another promotion ticket. Enditem
The 31-year-old Liu shot 13 of 20 from the floor and pocketed 29 points. Xing Jinbo led the Shanxi bench with 16 points. Wu Tongtong and Yu Dong nailed 17 and 13 respectively.