The Paris Saint-Germain forward provided two assists and showed no signs of the back injury that forced him to miss Brazil's last two training sessions before the match at Corinthians Arena.
"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
Ghana's Tariq Fosu opened the scoring on 22 minutes, but Qatar's Almoez Ali levelled the scores in the 44th minute.
The 2021 Gold Cup - the CONCACAF region's premier international competition - will be played from July 10 to August 1.
"Now I value my health a lot more, because it is horrible being stopped for so long and you really suffer," explained the 24-year-old, who is now looking forward to the new campaign.
The 31-year-old Liu shot 13 of 20 from the floor and pocketed 29 points. Xing Jinbo led the Shanxi bench with 16 points. Wu Tongtong and Yu Dong nailed 17 and 13 respectively.
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
To open a club is a milestone for Feng and its significance may be no less than a trophy. As a golfer born and raised in Guangzhou, Feng has always hoped to be an ambassador for golf in her hometown.
"The MMC will be divided into four areas for functional use, public service, publicity and cultural demonstration and operation office. Both space and operation of the former MPC and IBC will be fully integrated," Gao said.
"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
NAIROBI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's 1,500m Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will challenge the 24-year-old 1,000m world record again in Hengelo, Netherlands on Saturday, after she narrowly missed to overwrite it in Monaco two months ago.