Mikael Ymer of Sweden returns the ball during the men's singles first round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
"Liaoning put a lot of pressure to us in the first set, so I encouraged my players to counterattack them even more fiercely," said Zhejiang head coach Wang Hebing.
Earlier in the day, Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a scare from Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif after she came back from one set down to beat her opponent 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
The second half was always going to be an anti-climax after the first 45 minutes, especially as there is another round of matches this week, but it allowed Koeman to bring Ousmane Dembele back for his first match in months after injury and allow new signings Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic to make their first team debuts. Enditem
African football's governing body announced the new licensing online platform would be launched in January 2021. Enditem
ITTF's major reforms took place at Monday's AGM with the establishment of an ITTF Tribunal and an ITTF Integrity Unit, seen as an important step towards improving the organization's governance.
Jaloliddin Masharipov (2nd L) of Pakhtakor react after receiving a red card from the Jordanian referee Adham Makhadmeh during the AFC Champions League quarter-final match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Persepolis FC of Iran at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 30, 2020. Persepolis FC won 2-0. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.
Schalke has worn out 23 coaches in the last 20 years.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Goias drew 2-2 at Ceara and Atletico Goianiense were held to a 1-1 home draw by Botafogo. Enditem