"LGD caught a lot of attention. Though they had problems at the beginning, they know how to adjust themselves. The other three teams all have experienced coaches and managers. I think they will be in best condition for the following games," said Jin Yibo, co-CEO of Tencent Sports. Enditem
The undersized Fujian blockers found it hard to stop Shanghai's high-flying spiker Zhang Yichan soon after the start of the first set.
A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
Paco Alcacer put Villarreal ahead after 12 minutes and although Edgar Mendez took advantage of a bad mistake from home keeper Sergio Asenjo 10 minutes before half-time, Gerard Moreno's VAR-assisted penalty allowed Villarreal to retake the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
Eren Derdiyok (3rd R) of Pakhtakor celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League round of 16 match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Esteghlal of Iran in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. Pakhtakor was qualified for the quaterfinals after beating Esteghlal 2-1. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Approved at the Council meeting, the Road Running Championships will encompass the existing Half Marathon Championships, joined by 5km races and potentially a road mile in the future.
In a 13th round match between SIPG and Guoan, refereeing decisions caused controversy and conflict between the two sides. In all, six clubs have appealed to the Chinese Football Association regarding refereeing mistakes and omissions, which adds another challenge for the CSL to face.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
Striker Issa Alekasir's header in the 88th minute found the back of net and sent the Reds to the competition's next round.