"We played a little tight at the start. We improved later in the match, and showed our character," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
As expected, head coach Gustavo Alfaro included Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia and teenage Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata in his 30-man squad.
Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced on Monday that the Chinese cities of Weihai and Zhengzhou will host the upcoming #RESTART series in November.
Xinjiang registered a balanced stat sheet in offense with five players scoring in the double figures, led by Han Xu's 13 points and 10 rebounds.
"We are a new group. I want to help the team get into a rhythm as soon as possible to prepare for tougher matches ahead," Li noted.
"If you win 4-0, you have to be happy. We will analyse today's game in a couple of days but for now we are delighted. Today it was important to be effective when it mattered most," Union head coach Urs Fischer said.
The Kyodo news agency said that despite the mass infections, the club's Pacific League game against the Orix Buffaloes went ahead as planned on Tuesday. The Chiba side lost 3-0 at home.
"We executed the tactics and contained them quite well," Wang Siyu noted.
In the match between Wuhan and Beijing, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao gave Wuhan an early 1-0 lead as she stole the ball from a Beijing defender and hit the ball into the net in the 3rd minute. Wang Xinxin helped Wuhan extend the lead in the 14th minute as she lobbed a pass that flew straight into the net, catching the keeper off guard.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The New York Red Bulls announced on Tuesday that the team has hired Austrian Gerhard Struber as their new coach.