"We played well at the start, and executed as planned at both ends, which gave us an upper hand in the first half. But back from the locker room, we didn't put enough pressure on them in defense and do well in transition," Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong noted.
The UEFA Nations League is a new competition between national teams that replaced friendly matches which often lacked a competitive edge. It is entering its second season. The four group winners of the top-ranked League A qualify for the UEFA Nations League Finals in June 2021. For the remaining sides, there is promotion and relegation to play for. Enditem
Spain will entertain Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday, before travelling to face the Ukraine, who they defeated 4-0 in September, on October 13th. Enditem
Meanwhile, football training is to start in mid-October to prepare teams for the start of Malawi's top league in November.
Ma Long of Beijing and Xu Xin (L) of Shanghai compete during the men's doubles final match against Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun of Guangdong at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
The two greats had met more than any other two players in the Open era, a record 55 times before Sunday's showdown, with Djokovic holding a 29-26 lead.
As Ji missed a big three-pointer which could have sealed the win in regulation time, both teams battled hard and were unable to establish a double-digit lead all the way into overtime.
That means Barca have to rely on Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and the youngster Ronald Araujo until the next transfer window, with Samuel Umtiti struggling with knee problems and not in the new coach's plans.
Like Matthaeus, the former midfielder is questioning Loew's tactical approach, counting on three central defenders supported by two defensive full backs.
First reports speak of the current Formula 2 driver getting offered a seat in Formula 1 for next year's racing series. Rumors talk of Alfa Romeo signing the young German aside from Kimi Raikkonen.
Xu, Liang and Zhang Manman got Jiangsu off to a quick start and combined for 21 first-quarter points, but Xinjiang withstood the trio's attack to tie the scores at 21-21 thanks to Wang Lili's 10 points.