"The quality of our defense slumped in the second quarter, and they pulled away from the match. We can be better than this," Fujian coach Gong Songlin commented. Enditem
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left frustrated as the club failed to complete deals to bring central defender Alex Garcia and forward Memphis Depay to the club from Manchester City and Olympique Lyon respectively.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dongguan was made to sweat before escaping with a 78-71 win over Sichuan in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
With the pandemic under control in China, sports events like the Carnival returned, which in turn gave a further boost for people's confidence across the country to restore normal life.
When Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from FC Barcelona many questioned the wisdom of allowing the striker to join one of Barca's main title rivals. Those feelings were strengthened when Suarez scored twice and gave an assist on his debut against Granada, but after two 0-0 draws in which Atletico hardly managed a shot on target against Huesca and Villarreal, doubts are re-appearing about Atletico's title credentials.
Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
Koeman had made no secret that he wanted the duo and the failure to sign Garcia leaves Barca looking especially lightweight in central defense, where they only have Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, with Ronald Araujo to provide cover.
Ajax had more possession and more chances in the first half, but it was Groningen that found the net after the restart. Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana stopped a shot from Groningen striker Jorgen Strand Larsen, but he had no answer to the rebound from 19-year-old forward Remco Balk.
Ben Chilwell's Chelsea debut could hardly have gone better as he scored the first goal of the game on 50 minutes before giving an assist for Kurt Zouma to score Chelsea's second of their 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace 16 minutes later.
Shaanxi trailed for most of the game, but outscored Wuhan 23-18 in the last quarter to grab the morale-boosting win.