"We did well on defense," said Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei, also assistant coach of China's national team, adding the team still needs to build its chemistry through more game time.
BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Meizhou Hakka clinched an upset victory over Guizhou Hengfeng, making the promotion an extravagant hope for the former Chinese Super League team in the seventh round of China League One, the second-tier football league in China.
Rodrigo Ely's 74th minute header, following a free kick, gave Alaves its first win of the season at home to Athletic Club Bilbao, who again disappointed just three days after suffering a home defeat to Cadiz and has dropped to second from bottom in the table.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
The 19-year-old Pole needed just 68 minutes to avenge her exit to the 2018 champion last year in Paris at the same stage.
"Despite only one week, she has improved a lot since we met last time. She is very young, but she has got everything on the court. Last time in Strasbourg, she didn't go into the game so quickly and played not so steadily. But this time, I can feel her confidence has boosted after winning two rounds at a Grand Slam," said Zhang, who defeated Burel 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Strasbourg Open before coming to Paris.
BOGOTA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped striker John Cordoba has been drafted into Colombia's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Sunday.
CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi held off Hebei's late resistance on the way to an 84-75 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
Five Dongguan players scored in the double-digits. Dilana Dilishati had 19 points and eight boards. Shen Yi scored 18 points and dished out eight assists.
MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona is likely to be without Spain international left back Jordi Alba for a while after he was forced out of Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla with a hamstring injury.