The result has increased the pressure on Athletic Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano, whose post-match comments that "the Primera Liga is difficult for us" was criticized by the fans.
"Xinjiang has more star players than us. We just have to relax and prepare for a fight. Nothing else," Ding added.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
Leeds United and Manchester City produced a game that lived up to expectations in terms of entertainment with the teams taking one point each after a 1-1 draw.
"She played unbelievable today and she was everywhere and she hit all the balls in a very strong, very powerful way," the world No.2 said after the match. "It was a little bit cold and I couldn't be at my best."
Tianjin maintained its tactical structure, and overwhelmed its opponent with a 14-2 run in the third set.
Edin Dzeko wasted a good opportunity in the 21st minute as the hitman sprung the offside trap but ballooned it over the bar.
Early indications are that Carvajal could be out of action for up to two months, which means as well as the forthcoming internationals, he will also have to sit out this weekend's La Liga trip to play Levante, and league matches against Cadiz, Huesca, Valencia and Villarreal.
Struber joins the Red Bulls from English Championship side Barnsley, where he's been since November 2019. The Red Bulls paid an undisclosed fee to Barnsley to release him from his contract.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
Jiangsu and Beijing are placed third and fourth in the championship group standings respectively. Enditem