JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai defeated Fujian with a surprisingly easy 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-12) victory in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Sunday.
The Slovak will face Argentinian qualifier and world No. 131 Nadia Podoroska for a spot in the round of 16.
The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is said to have lost the locker room. Reports speak of him as a weak communicator and that he had gradually lost his players' trust.
The second half saw more frequent attacks and stronger defense from Shenzhen, who however had more shoots but less hit rate. With the advantage that Suning's defender Zhang Boyu was send off for a foul in the 62nd minute, Shenzhen still failed to equalize. Enditem
Several of those who tested positive for the virus have since recovered and Flamengo were able to begin Wednesday's match with seven of their usual starters.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty again awarded by VAR after Marc Bartra was adjudged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
The competition's group stage draw will take place on Friday, in the Swiss city of Nyon. Enditem
BERLIN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Champions League participants fear facing a challenging 2020/2021 season due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
Despite the goal, Real Madrid had to thank keeper Thibaut Courtois for the win after the Belgian made a series of impressive saves.