"It has been a complicated year for everyone," the 33-year-old Barcelona forward told reporters. "With the national team we want to try to make people happy with this victory in a difficult situation."
Ma Long of Beijing and Xu Xin (L) of Shanghai compete during the men's doubles final match against Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun of Guangdong at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
The result at the Nabizao stadium lifted Internacional to second in the 20-team standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro. Bragantino dropped to 19th and have just two wins from 14 matches.
The record Roland Garros winner grabbed it, firing an ace to end the two-hour-and-41-minute final with a love game. He then kneeled down, smiled widely and pumped his arms. It was the fourth time he has won his favourite tournament without conceding a set.
However, although the Spanish looked to have in control chances failed to arrive and Gerard Lopez came on for Oyarzabal, although Sommer wasn't stretched into the second half.
Led by Tang Yu's 20 points, Beijing finished with five players in double figures. Shandong's Cao Junwei scored a game-high 26 points and helped her team cut the deficit to four points in the second half, but they still could not reverse the tide.
Firmino scored twice as Brazil opened their South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) qualifying campaign with a 5-0 rout of Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday. Peru drew 2-2 in their first match against Paraguay in Asuncion on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The AFC Champions League East Zone matches are to be played in Doha, Qatar after an agreement was reached with the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said, on Friday.
"I would like to see one more in midfield or up front," Schweinsteiger stressed. Fans can't identify with their national team anymore, he added.
Luo Xinyu bagged 18 points for Jiangsu, who also got 14 points apiece from Xu Chenyan and Jiang Jiayin.
Currently, only national events are included in the calendar of the Polish Speed Skating Federation. On October 28-31 the speed skaters from the long track will compete in the Ice Arena in Tomaszow Mazowiecki in the Polish long-distance championship. Enditem