One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
Skocic was named as new head coach of Iran in February as a replacement for the Belgian coach Marc Wilmots, but he has yet to lead Team Melli in a match.
Latvian runner Dmitrijs Serjogins finished the full marathon first in two hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds. Lithuanian runner Remigijus Kancys won the half marathon in one hour, five minutes and 47 seconds .
As the match moved deep into the fifth set, it became more about mental fortitude than technical skill. Zverev fought through nerves by moving forward and was rewarded by breaking Thiem at 4-3 with an aggressive forehand.
"Playing Huagun can not only exercise a person's reaction ability but also benefit the mental health," said Zheng, who has played Huagun for almost 10 years and now often teaches others for free in the park.
Frankfurt were more clinical with their chances and punished courageous Nuremberg as Bas Dost's volley assist allowed Andre Silva to nod home the opener six minutes into the second half.
Volunteers simulated a series of operations including trauma rescue, emergency relief and transporting the wounded by helicopter during the drill.
Alex Teixeira (R) of Jiangsu Suning breaks through during the 11th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)
Also on Friday, Matheus Nascimento's penalty at his 100th game in Shijiazhuang Ever Bright handed his team a 1-0 win over Wuhan Zall.
The Champions League finalists kicked off their league title defence on Thursday with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens, in a game which Tuchel fielded several young players such as 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, who was just making his second appearance for the first team.
"I'm very happy to help my team win. This was the most memorable game for me this season. I learned a lot from all these games, which can help me in the future when playing in big events," said Lu.