"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
The Spanish go into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw in a friendly away to Portugal, which was far more entertaining than the scoreline suggests, and in which players such as Adama Traore and Dani Olmo showed the range of resources available to coach Luis Enrique.
Jiangsu took to attacking the basket from the paint early on, before going up 20-9 on a 14-0 surge. Jiangsu went on another 16-3 run to start the second quarter to extend its advantage to almost 30 points, and Shaanxi came no closer than 14 points during the entire second half.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- BKM Lucenec stretched its winning streak in the Slovak basketball premier league to four out of four rounds by narrowly beat Patriots on the road, 78-77.
TOKYO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held under any circumstances the world will face next summer.
It took the five-time world champions just 16 minutes to find the target, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos meeting a curling Danilo cross with a powerful header from the edge of the six-yard box.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing clinched a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin in the third round of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday, while Beijing overcame Shandong 82-74.
Brazil will also play Peru in another World Cup qualifier in Lima next Tuesday. Enditem
"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
The diminutive Coutinho then fired in a rare headed finish when he leaped higher than two Bolivia defenders after another Neymar cross from the left side of the penalty area.
But in a statement, the AFA said the 26-year-old did not travel with the Albiceleste squad to Bolivia and would continue to receive treatment in Buenos Aires.