While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.
Ronaldo's penalty in the 44th minute wiped out Veretout's spot-kick, just two minutes before the Frenchman restored the lead for the Giallorossi.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
Despite a large deficit, Ji never winced and constantly attacked the basket. But boasting a balanced offense, Shandong didn't let the win slip away from their hands. With a 77-39 advantage heading into the final frame, Shandong killed any suspense about the result.
Rangnick said the coaching issue is not Schalke's only problem.
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.
Jiangsu had five players scoring in double figures, led by Jiang Jiayin's 17. Liang and Gong scored 14 points apiece.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez was Thursday among 11 Europe-based players named in Mexico's squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Algeria.
Ghana's most recent matches were wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November 2019. Enditem